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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By the time we decided to go to Maui, it was far too late to get a reservation for sunrise so we opted to do sunset. Since I haven't done both, I can't say how they really compare but we really... more »
We drove up to the summit of Haleakala Crater to see the sunrise, but the night sky without ambient light or pollution was equally spectacular. We left our hotel at 2:30 am (yes, that early) since... more »
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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