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Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park: Crater Rim Drive

Located in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Crater Rim Drive is the major scenic, 11 mile ring road that circles the Kilauea summit caldera. The road epitomizes the classic National Park Service design strategy for a circuit road to enhance the visitor experience. The road cuts through landscapes as varied as rainforest and lava fields, and has extremely diverse topography, designed and natural elements, and visual characteristics and vistas. ARG prepared a Historic Road Inventory to record, catalog, and evaluate the roadway and each individual feature that contributes to the road's historic identity. Features are defined as aspects of the road’s design, construction, or function, or road-engineering or architectural elements. Commissioned by the National Park Service, the document is meant to assist in future decision making for treatment of the site.