Grand Canyon track, The Blue Mountains

Evans Lookout Rd, Blackheath NSW 2785, Australia
GPS coordinates:
-33° 38' 56.2452" S
150° 19' 15.8196" E
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Best time to go:
anytime, but avoid rainy days
Time to spend:
3-4 hours


This is a must do track in The Blue Mountains. The cool temperature down in the canyon makes this walk especially pleasant in hot days. The creek in the canyon may flood, so avoid heavy rain days.


The Blue Mountains are the kind of natural attraction that creates many questions among people. Why are they called Blue if they are not actually blue? Why are they even called mountains if they don't look like mountains? Grand Canyon in The Blue Mountains? "???" This type of reaction I usually get when talking about this amazing classical track. After seeing the famous namesake "The Grand Canyon" in Arizona, I could only advise to not compare. It's just the name. Grand Canyon loop in NSW is a totally different thing. It's a remarkably pretty walk at the bottom of the great Blue Mountain canyon. This track has also a historical value. If I'm not mistaken, it's the first walking track open to the public in The Blue Mountains opened in 1907. After doing this track a couple of times, I clearly see why this place was chosen as the first to see. To me, it's one of the best relatively easy and short walk in The Blue Mountains. Don't miss this canyon loop with walks along the cliff with a river, Evans Lookout and Valley View Lookout

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