This is one of the traditional starting zones for the Scorched Earth Map, and is safe from most of the extreme weather conditions and lack of water which plague early level survivors. However it is also a hotbed of mid-level predators such as titanoboa, kaprosuchus, pulmonoscorpius and many other dangerous species. While small, relatively safe zones can sometimes be found on the paths along the canyon walls, caution is advised, especially if you plan to set up a starter base in the wet zones at the very bottom of the canyon!
This is one of the few areas in the whole map where you can spend much of the day outdoors in simple cloth gear without risk of overheating. Even superheated storms can be survived outdoors without too much precaution in certain sections.