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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  • Superb place the road is very good but stressful for those who have Vertigo narrow road and at 8000 feet that is high up at the top the view is amazing the crater's awesome wow is neau
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  • The volcano Haleakala staff never wanted to go. It is very close to Kahului. Go to the Summit and much lower temperatures, everyone got a cold ringtone wore. Paratsukimashita rain, to the Summit arrive and sunny lost words for nature. Very nice awesome starry night and morning sunrise I wonder, also became the place where you want to go
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  • Nothing quite like looking into the heart of a volcano, and that's what Haleakala is all about. Next time we're there we'll walk it, weren't prepared with proper footgear, etc., this time around.  more »

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Where to stay in Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park offers most of its accommodations in the form of wilderness cabins. Three are scattered throughout the park, and these require at least a couple hours of hiking to reach. Each cabin provides a wood-burning stove and pit toilet, but you'll have to boil water from nearby water sources before drinking it. The park also provides a couple of campgrounds. Most visitors to the park arrive from wherever they've chosen to stay on Maui. If you plan to spend more than a day exploring the park but prefer comfortable digs, check out the rustic inns and bed and breakfasts in upcountry Kula. Similar types of accommodation in coastal Hana will put you near the park's Kipahulu section.
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