The East Rim Drive
from North Junction to Park Headquarters will be closed to motorized vehicles from 8 a.
At sunset, post up at one of the lookouts on the northwest section of Rim Drive
, and linger until well after the sun's gone, when the lake and sky share the same shade of lavender.
Vog's impact has been so severe so often that a portion of Crater Rim Drive
near Halema'uma'u crater has been completely shut down to visitors since February 2008.
At a junction just over six miles into the journey, I stayed to the right, following East Rim Drive
as it climbs then descends to Steel Bay around the nine-mile mark.
Since it is near the ascent to Rim Drive
, it is minutes from the lake.
The North Entrance Road at Crater Lake National Park is open following major road construction to improve Rim Drive
At Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, find Crater Rim Drive
and then park at the Kilauea lki Overlook.
East Rim Drive
from North Junction to the park headquarters will be closed to motorized vehicles from 8 a.
A good driving option is Crater Rim Drive
, which circles Kilauea's steaming caldera and Halema'uma'u Crater for 11 miles.
Hermit's Rest lies at the west end of West Rim Drive
; the Watchtower lies at the east end of East Rim Drive