So captivating is this unique volcanic landscape, you’ll feel as if you’ve driven out of the tropics and onto another planet. Anchored by Haleakala, Maui’s tallest mountain, the national park encompasses an unbelievable range of scenery and more endangered species than any other national park in the U.S. Each change in elevation reveals a new beauty, from waterfalls and valleys to cinder cones and craters. Approaching the 10,000-ft summit, a surreal craterscape gives way to views stretching to the Pacific and beyond. This unforgettable sight is also the ultimate frame for sunrise, sunset, and stargazing—but prepare for freezing temperatures if you’re here when the sun’s down. Explore the magnificent park on foot, zipline, or horseback—or coast through it on one of the popular downhill bike tours. Just don’t expect to see actual lava; the volcano is considered dormant.
The Haleakala sunrise is a magical experience! … It is freezing up there, so wear warm clothing and don't make the same mistake as people I saw who were wearing shorts, t-shirts and flip flops...!!! Make sure you get there well before the sun comes up, as part of the experience is watching all the beautiful colors in the sky change.”
Haleakala and More Nearby
Makawao, Hawaii 96768