Taroko National Park stretches across three counties. The best way to see the gorge is by scooter, though tour buses also are available. Riding a scooter through the gorge can again, be somewhat dangerous, but I think it's definitely the best way to explore the gorge (other than hiking, and in some areas of the gorge you will need a special permit). The snaking roads can become precariously narrow and I found myself either practically scraping the sides of the marble cliffs or coming extremely close to tour buses and other vehicles. The drive is not for the faint of heart as the roads can become easily congested with heavy traffic. With that being said, I found that the rewards of exploring the gorge by scooter far outweighed any risks.
The trail through Taroko meanders along for 19-km and features amazing cliffs, rivers, forested marble canyons, bridges and temples. There are a number of specially marked twists, turns, and lookoff points for tourists to pause for pictures. At the end of the journey, I felt accomplished by taking on the scooter challenge and even more impressed with how beautiful Taiwan really was. People know very little about this remarkable country and Hualien County is just one jewel in its crown.