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Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

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Must see · Volcano · Mountain
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 had not realised that the elevation is this high. We suggest people with breathing issues not visit. That was the only bad aspect about this rugged, nice, desolate place.  more »
  • I have been to Maui three times and have not had a chance to see the Sunrise. This last trip was really tough to get a reservation. They only offered a very limited about of reservations each morning....  more »
  • Glen was our tour guide who shared lots of stories about the area. He got us up to the crater when still dark so we could experience the full sunrise. Breakfast at Kula Lodge was good and the setting....  more »
  • Worth the drive. Bring a jacket bcos temp is so much cooler up there.
  • This is a must see in Maui. The wind is strong here as you are on the top of the island. The clouds push up against the slopes bringing their moisture. That means rain. Bring a sweat shirt or something. The temperature is 25 degrees colder you are at 10,000 feet.
  • Unimaginable landscape, inside the crater, it looks like another planet, so awesome! wow!
  • Haleakala aka The House of the Sun is a must visit when you are in Maui. If you can drive up to see the sunrise, it is probably the best, but if not, it will be still beautiful. To get to the tallest point you just drive up to it basically, which is a little bit a disappointment, but this way more people can actually reach the summit and can enjoy the amazing views!
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