Following such heavy rains the night before, we had prepared for our King’s Canyon Rim Walk to be cancelled. Nonetheless, we woke up at 4:30am and got ready to go just in case the trail was open. By some miracle, it was!
The 6km, 3 hour King's Canyon hike starts with heart-attack mountain, aka an endless amount of stairs from the base to the top of the canyon. But, fear not, if you’ve done the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, it is nothing like the Devil’s Staircase! Once atop the canyon, the rest of the hike is relatively easy, with just a few staircases at times.
About halfway through the walk, you’ll reach the Garden of Eden, where we witnessed King’s Canyon truly flowing due to all of the rain! Do note, the north rim trail closes at 9am and the south rim trail closes at 11am to keep tourists from hitting extreme heat.
We took a break for a quick lunch before making the trip back to Alice Springs. All in all, EmuRun put together a fantastic tour for us. David was a wealth of information, a great driver, and a delicious cook too! Their campsites were clean and efficient, and the quality that EmuRun holds itself too is visible throughout the entire journey. I couldn’t recommend a better company!
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**Special thanks to EmuRun Experience for sponsoring our tour. As always, all opinions are my own.