Crater or More Accurately Called Depression of Haleakala
Haleakala, "The House of the Sun", is a dormant volcano and the tallest peak on Maui, reaching 10,023 feet above sea level.
The crater, or more correctly called the depression, is large enough to hold the entire island of Manhattan. It is 7.5 miles long, 2.5 miles wide and 3000 feet deep. The crater includes its own mini-mountain range of nine cinder cones - the largest of which is over 1000 feet high.
Many believe that Haleakala Crater resembles the surface of the moon or, more likely, Mars with its red hue.
Find out more about the Haleakala National Park Summit Area and view our revised and updated gallery of photos of the Haleakala Highway and Summit Area of Haleakala.