Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

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Known primarily for its dramatic sunrises and sunsets, Haleakala Crater is the world's largest dormant volcano, forming more than 75 percent of the island of Maui. Over a million years old, the volcano is locally known as the "House of the Sun," its tallest peak rising up to 3,055 m (10,023 ft) above sea level. You can reach the summit, gaze into the crater, or walk across its floor by hiking up a series of rugged trails. Though there's little chance of an eruption, you must be extremely careful on the steep and often treacherous paths. Check the weather before you go and dress appropriately for cold temperatures at the summit. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Haleakala Crater and many more Haleakala National Park attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Haleakala National Park online trip itinerary planner .
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  • We drove up on a rainier than normal Maui day. We figured “might as well be inside the car on a rainy day.” On the way up, we darted into and back out of the clouds. My wife was nervous that all we...  more »
  • You don't need to go to sunrise, you can go to sunset! I did not know I had altitude sickness until I arrived at the Visitor's Center at 7,000 feet. I felt a little dizzy and was advised to drink...  more »
  • Ascending 10,000 feet above sea level in little more than an hour was amazing. Just be careful with the drive as there are narrow roads closer to the summit. This is not a ride in the Disney park and....  more »
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  • If you do one thing in Maui ... let this be it! Did the sunset and it was just ... wow... peaceful and expansive
  • Beautiful sunset!!! Plan for cold and wind, but amazing view. Stay after sunset to watch the stars from above the clouds.
  • I could not see anything due to the clouds and the mist but it was a different world up there.. bring warm wear...
  • AMAZING AT SUNRISE! No words can describe the experience. Worth waking up early, worth the drive, absolutely breathtaking!
  • Beautiful place. Watch out for the high altitude.
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