Haleakala, “House of the Sun” in Hawaiian, is a dormant shield volcano in Maui, Hawaii with one of the world’s largest volcanic craters. Many visitors wake up early to drive to the Haleakala Visitor Center, the best spot to watch what may be the most spectacular sunrise on earth. The park also cares for endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else. Come visit this special place – renew your spirit amid stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rainforest with an unforgettable hike through the backcountry.
The Summit and Kīpahulu Districts are remote. People with respiratory or other medical conditions should be aware that the summit of Haleakalā is at 10,023 ft. There is no food, beverages, or gasoline in the park.
Visitor’s Center Address: Haleakala Highway, Kula, Hawaii 96790
Coordinates: 20.739910, -156.242710