Haleakala Crater
Crater Road, Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii

One of the most beautiful places on earth to watch the sun rise, the summit of Haleakala Crater is over 10,000 feet above sea level (making it a very chilly spot, so bring some warm clothing) and overlooks beautiful volcanic Haleakala National Park. According to Hawaiian legend, the summit was home to the grandmother of the god Māui, and together they captured the sun in order to slow down its journey across the sky. And with sunrises so beautiful, we can see why Māui  and his grandma want to make the moment last. The crater itself isn’t volcanic (i.e., it’s not a caldera), but, rather, it formed when two erosional valleys merged at the summit.

Maui, Hawaii Tourist Attractions
Ahihi-Kinau Natural Preserve
Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House
Baldwin Home Museum
Banyan Tree Park
Black Rock
Church of the Holy Ghost
D.T. Fleming Beach Park
Dragon's Teeth
Enchanting Floral Gardens
Haleakala Crater
Hamoa Beach
Hana Maui Botanical Gardens
Hauola Stone
Honolua Bay
Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center
Iao Needle State Monument
Kaanapali Beach
Kaeleku Caverns
Kapalua Beach
Kula Botanical Garden
Lahaina Animal Farm & Guest Ranch
Lahaina Jodo Mission
Little Beach at Makena
Makawao Union Church
Makena Beach

Maui Ocean Center
Nakalele Blowhole
Napili Beach
Olivine Pools
Paia Surfboard Fence
Palapala Hoomau Church
Seven Sacred Pools
The Road to Hana
The Sacred Garden of Maliko
Wailea Beach
Waimoku Falls
Whalers Village Museum
Wo Hing Temple Museum

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