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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. Make Haleakala Crater a part of your Haleakala National Park vacation plans using our Haleakala National Park vacation planner.
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  • This is a must see when in Maui. We have been to Maui 4 times in the last 6 years and every time we visit we make a trip to see the sunrise. On this last visit we just realized that one must have rese...  more »
  • My 7 and 10 year old were fascinated by the crater.....and kept looking for the Nene! The rangers at the visitor centers treated them Very kindly and they are both now proud possessors of Haleakala Ju...  more »
  • Well this attraction is in a National Park and there is a cost to go there, but well worth the cost. If you can get up bright a early and get up the mountain before sun rise, which is usually 5 to 6 A...  more »