12 Volcanoes in United States that you should visit - With photos & details

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12 Volcanoes to explore in United States

Third largest and third most populous country in the world. Size-wise, it is almost as large as the continent of Europe.

Diamond HeadDiamond Head, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

A volcanic tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu . And is the most popular Hawaii State Park. Hawaiians call it Lēʻahi (brow of the tuna) in reference to the formation’s ridgeline, which resembles the tuna fish’s dorsal fin. It offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu that you can hike to via a trail that takes you to the edge of the 300,000-year old crater.

Fossil FallsFossil Falls, California, USA

A unique geological feature created by the volcanic activity in the mountain range, along with meltwater from glaciers in the nearby Sierra Nevada.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National ParkHawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718, USA

This is an American national park which was located on the island of Hawaii. It comprises two active volcanoes  Kīlauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's most massive shield volcano. For visitors, the park offers dramatic volcanic landscapes, as well as glimpses of rare flora and fauna and so more.

Kauhakō CraterKauhakō Crater, Hawaii 96742, USA

This is a volcanic crater in the Kalawao county of Hawaii state. The crater was formed between 230,000 and 300,000 years ago, as the result of the eruption of volcano Pu'u' 'Uao.

Koko HeadKoko Head, Honolulu, HI 96825, USA

Koko head is an ancient tuff cone that is somewhat dwarfed by its neighboring tuff cone, Koko Crater, with its peak.  Koko Head itself has three significant depressions or old vents, the largest of which forms the well-known Hanauma Bay. Koko Head's last eruption was 30,000–35,000 years ago and it is part of the Honolulu Volcanics. This is the best place for trekking and adventure lovers can explore this area.

Mauna KeaMauna Kea, Hawaii 96720, USA

This is a dormant volcano and the highest point in the island of Hawaii. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world. Trekkerrs and adventure lovers can explore this area.

Mauna LoaMauna Loa, South Kona, HI 96785, USA

The largest volcano on the earth. It is one of the five volcanoes that form the island of Hawaii. This is the largest subaerial volcano in both mass and volume.

Mauna UluMauna Ulu, Hawaii 96778, USA

This is a volcanic cone that was situated at the eastern rift zone of the Kīlauea volcano. It falls within the bounds of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Mauna Ulu was in a state of the eruption from May 1969 to July 1974.

MolokiniMolokini, Hawaii, USA

Molokini is a crescent-shaped, partially submerged volcanic crater located just a few miles off Maui’s shore, it is Hawaii’s only island marine sanctuary. Molokini is one of only three volcanic calderas in the world.

Sunset CraterSunset Crater, Arizona 86004, USA

Sunset Crater is a cinder cone located north of Flagstaff in the U.S. State of Arizona. Sunset Crater is part of a nationally protected volcanic field. The cinder cone volcano is one of the youngest volcanoes in America. Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is a U.S. National Monument in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona, created to protect Sunset Crater within the San Francisco Volcanic Field.

Ubehebe CratersUbehebe Craters, California, USA

A volcanic field in northern Death Valley, consisting of 14-16 craters in a 3-square-kilometre (1.2 sq mi) area. The Ubehebe Craters are associated with a fault system that runs across them, all formed in a single phreatomagmatic eruption episode about 2,100 years ago.

WaialealeWaialeale, Hawaii 96746, USA

A shield volcano and the second-highest point on the island of Kauai.  its summit is one of the rainiest spots on earth.