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Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

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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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  • Mitch our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would have given the tour a 5, but he was over 1/2 hour late without any notification he was running late. We were ready to give up and....  more »
  • This was gorgeous. You have to see this. Make sure you bring a jacket. It is chilling and windy. And you see alot of beautiful sites along the way. We got to see a Nana goose.  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.

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