Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

4.7
#1 of 30 in Nature in Maui
Must see · 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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  • The sunrise is spectacular but that is another TripAdvisor review. This crater is the result of the spectacle that only millions of years of earth's movement can provide. Like the Grand Canyon, the....  more »
  • For perspective, in my opinion, this sunrise was more incredible and magical than the sunsets I saw in Santorini just 8 weeks prior. Forget the bus tours and book your reservation 7 days in advance....  more »
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  • If you do one thing in Maui ... let this be it! Did the sunset and it was just ... wow... peaceful and expansive
  • Beautiful sunset!!! Plan for cold and wind, but amazing view. Stay after sunset to watch the stars from above the clouds.

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