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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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  • Sign up to go to the Haleakala tour (English), hotel pickup at 14 and spent about two hours and a half while picking up customers from the Summit parking lot under one. View from Haleakala Crater is rich in rolling landscapes of the Earth and it was the beautiful caldera. Move the walk to the Summit's 3055 m further. Impressed on the top eaves became lava landscape and everywhere you look. I feel and have been watching the sunset twilight, came to paradise. Cloud is 2,500 m below the Summit space look like clear sky above. Observatory was set up many. While carefully to avoid the cow come out from the hillside Ranch Road bus slowly to the foot. In was quite memorable.
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  • Get yourself to Haiku at 3 AM and get outfitted to ride down the volcano from 6500 ft. So Easy. Great Bike, Helmet, Rain Gear, Great Service !!! Fred, our guide, could not have been better. He REALLY ...  more »
  • The day we went you could actually see the entire mountain, which is rare. It was very warm, but I did feel the altitude. I got light-headed. We did a couple of the very short walks to see the views o...  more »