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Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

Categories: Volcanos, Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • We elected to visit at sunset as we didn't fancy getting out of bed at 3am. The drive is an experience in itself. On the day we went up it was quite cloudy and we did have to drive quite carefully bec...  read more »
  • The tour follows a very winding road for 37 miles from the cruise terminal to the top of Haleakala, the world's largest, dormant volcano. At 10 000 feet the views are spectacular, but only in good wea...  read more »
  • We've been up here twice before and still amazing every time to be there and see what it looks like and feel the peace and tranquility. Different lighting and times of the day you have a different exp...  read more »
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