Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

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#1 of 28 in Nature in Maui
#Volcano, #Mountain, #Must See
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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  • I went on Bikemaui.com 's tour. 100% recommend. It's an awesome way to see the crater and then bike down through beautiful scenery you sometime miss driving in a car!  more »
  • My husband and I drove up in January during our week stay in Maui, this is a must to see. Beautiful views above the clouds and over 2 mile view of the Crater. The drive up is a beautiful drive, but be...  more »
  • In fact, the path to the Haleakala Crater is not from the observation deck. The information stands indicated that he elsewhere. you need to just go down to the car on the road down there, area and a booth with information about the crater. Decided to go ... the path turned out to be difficult-narrow belt descent along the edge of the mountains. And it'd all be nothing. but became to thicken clouds and fall on our shoulders. The picture is terrible-a narrow path along the edge, and zero visibility. While there is a slight dizziness, it also has information on stands that can be dizziness, vomiting (height more than 3000 thousands meters) have decided to return, made shots. Prominent among vegetation lava flows. trailing down.
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  • One of the greatest place where I'd visit in my life. You can feel the grandeur of mother nature when you come before the dawn and meet the rising sun. You should hurry from your bed at hotel to have this great feeling. There is nothing needed to say, just look and feel what you can see at here
  • The views from any point on the mountain are superior. The trails are fun and well-maintained. Seeing sunrise is a great experience the first time.
  • Once you finally get to the top, it’s like you’re on a different planet. The views are fantastic! If you have the opportunity to drag yourself out of bed extra early and get to the top for sunrise, the experience is unbeatable.
  • The drive to this place was very good and the views in the place was awesome. We could see rainbow forming in the clouds and around 6000 ft is the elevation at which we passed through the clouds and it got very foggy as we reached 8000ft elevation after which the clouds cleared up for a beautiful sunset view. Excellent spot for photography.
  • Very spiritual and sacred mountain. A person expecting much more then a sunrise or sunset will feel the bond between history to the present time. Very life changing.
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