The Big Island offers surprising revelations large and small—from snow to horses, green sand to sunken vessels...

A Snowy Sunset (in Hawaii)

You will first need four-wheel drive. Then take an hour's break at the visitor’s center before heading up to the observatories at Mauna Kea’s summit. You might feel a little light-headed when you reach the top—if not for the altitude, then for the epic sunset you will behold suspended above the clouds.

It's best to go during the wetter, winter months for a better chance of snow on the ground.

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Mauna Kea Summit

Mauna Kea Summit Trail
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