"Go to the End of Chain of Craters Road" Top 5 Page for this destination Volcanoes National Park Tip by AKtravelers

  Sean and Brenda at the end of the road
by AKtravelers

Nothing shows the unstoppable nature of a lava flow like going to the end of Chain of Craters Road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Here, the local authorities desperately wanted to keep the road open. but what could they do? Until June of 2007, molten hot lava poured over this road from a fissure in Kilauea's side. So the road remains closed, ended abruptly by the equivelent of black puss from a zit on the face of the earth -- except much hotter and very very unstoppable.
To get to this place, you have to walk about half a mile from the place where you park your car. Wear sunscreen or some protection, as the walk is completely unshaded.

Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Directions: From the Volcano House, follow signs for the Chain of Craters road and drive down towards the sea where the lava flows across the road will hamper further travel.
Phone: +1 808-964-1000
Website: http://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm

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  • Updated Sep 21, 2007
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