Haleakala Crater, Maui, Hawaii


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This dormant volcano is one of the jewels of Maui. Haleakala is an active, but not currently erupting, volcano that last released its fury in 1790. Over 200 years later the land surrounding the lava flow is still barren. The summit rises 10,023 feet above sea level. The crater is 3,000 feet deep, 7.5 miles long and 2.5 miles wide - a total of 22 miles in circumference.
One of the world's most spectacular views is from the Haleakala summit. All of Maui is at your feet. Pu'u o Maui, the tallest cinder cone in the crater, is 500 feet tall from the crater's floor. You can hike into the crater too. The landscape doesnt change a lot from year to year and the colours are always spectacular. Taken some time ago but like the crater its worth revisiting. View LARGE and go AHHH!

Nice hiking trails on top and a great bike ride to the sea from hear if your brave enough. Not me.
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