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Address: Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
Phone Number: 808-572-4400
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A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's...

A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.

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This is a must do in Maui

We woke up in the middle of the night around 230 am and drove from Ka'anapali to the top of this crater to see the sunrise because I heard it was a must do. It's very cold at the... read more

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West Haven, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We woke up in the middle of the night around 230 am and drove from Ka'anapali to the top of this crater to see the sunrise because I heard it was a must do. It's very cold at the summit. We had pants and jackets and blankets and we were still freezing. It's very beautiful up there though. If you... More 

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Clarksville, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We drove up to the entrance to the park and ended up not being able to enter because there was an overturned vehicle on the road leading to top. We ended up having to turn around. An emergency vehicle was heading up to help the car but it was going to take a while to clear it so we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dress warm ! It can be 30 degrees cooler than sea level, but trip is awesome and breathtaking.. park above the clouds !

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very early morning experience to view purple red orange yellow transitioning from complete darkness at the highest level spot in Hawaii - unforgettable times.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our Boy Scout group did a day hike from the summit to the Halemau'u trailhead. An awe-inspiring way to spend a day, actually took about 5 hours for most of our group. A moderately difficult hike, especially given the 1,000 ft ascent at the end. Worth the effort!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Depending on what side of the Island you are on this can take anywhere from 4 to 6 hours depending on stops along the way. It is a beautiful and scenic drive through the up country and the vistas and vegetation constantly changes along the way. They have an information center a few miles before the top and there is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Haleakala Crater is amazing and I would definitely recommend getting up early and visiting for sunrise. An experience you cannot have in too many places in the world. It is like the sun is rising from under the earth. It is freezing visiting at sunrise, so make sure you wear long pants, shirt, jumpers and bring rugs beanies and gloves!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't want to get up at 230am and battle the crowds to see the sunrise at the top of the crater, so I went up at about 10am and was not disappointed! The drive up is so scenic. The hairpin turns aren't too bad if you just take your time and go easy. First stop is the entry gate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are going to Maui. This a must drive that will take you on a winding road to the top of the crater 10,000 feet up. When you arrive it looks like the moon. It was pretty cold when we went up and go there around 11:00. If you can get up early I was told the sunrise is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We like to visit the crater at sunset rather than sunrise as it is less hazardous to drive without the bikers and is just as spectacular a view. Make sure to watch the weather and cloud cover. And it will still be freezing so come prepared!

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