Enshi Grand Canyon Cliffwalk

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Enshi Grand Canyon Cliffwalk
恩施大峡谷栈道
Enshi, Hubei, China
427 feet high / 130 meters high
6 foot span / 2 meter span
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While many national parks in the world profess to be “grand”, the Enshi Grand Canyon lives up to the title with a spectacular collection of karst formation cliffs and spires that command attention hundreds of meters above the Qingjiang River gorge.

But the real highlight is the cantilevered cliffwalk that winds in and around the nooks and crannies of the huge east facing limestone wall. To reach the cliffwalk, visitors must board a gondola that rises hundreds of meters from the main visitors center to the cooler mountain-top plateau where all the trails are located. After hiking for several kilometers north, the trails combine to descend a steep series of steps that descend back down the canyon. Some of the pain of the descent is relieved by a mountain escalator that was installed in 2013 but this is not a hike for those who are out of shape or become easily exhausted on a humid summer day.


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The vertical cliffs and towering spires of Enshi Grand Canyon are accessible by cliffwalks that are more then 100 meters high. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by John Filmer.


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Mr. Chen.


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Image by John Filmer.


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Image by Peter Wu.


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Stair widening. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Peter Wu.


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The most famous rock formation in Enshi Grand Canyon is this impossibly narrow spire overlooking the valley hundreds of meters below. Image by John Filmer.


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Image by John Filmer.


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Image by Jorson.


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Image by John Filmer.


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Enshi Grand Canyon Cliffwalk satellite image.


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The gondola ascends from the lower right to the lower left where the cliffwalks are located. Hiking trails continue north where a gray parking area can be seen near the top center of the satellite image. Buses continually take visitors back to the main parking area not shown.


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Enshi Grand Canyon Cliffwalk location map.

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