Lava Covered Road
Chain of Craters Road, Pāhoa, Big Island, Hawaii
What do you get when you pave a road perilously close to an active volcano? Why, a lava-covered road, of course. Thanks to the mighty Kilauea volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Chain of Craters Road has been blocked in several areas by lava that oozed onto the asphalt and cooled, creating scenes that look like freeze-framed shots from Hollywood’s next natural disaster blockbuster. Gape in awe at these all-natural roadblocks for a greater appreciation of the all-too-real threat that volcanic eruptions have posed to civilizations throughout history. More importantly, they’ll provide you with some pretty darned awesome photo ops.