Haleakala National Park Unique Facts

Haleakala National Park on the Hawaiian island of Maui protects one of the state's six active volcanoes. The volcano here erupted 600 to 400 years ago, with 10 eruptions in the last 1,000 years.

There Are More Endangered Species at Haleakala National Park Than at Any Other US National Park

Hawaii’s First Astronomical Observatory Is Located on the Summit of Haleakala National Park

It’s Home to an Endangered, Endemic Plant

It Gets Very Cold

Temperatures drop an average of 3 F for every 1,000 foot increase in altitude

Haleakala Is Technically Taller Than Mount Everest

The Park Provides an Important Habitat for Hawaii’s State Bird

The Oldest Rocks in the Park Are Over 1 Million Years Old

There’s an Entirely Separate Section to the Park

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