Known primarily for its dramatic sunrises and sunsets, Haleakala Crater is the world's largest dormant volcano, forming more than 75 percent of the island of Maui. Over a million years old, the volcano is locally known as the "House of the Sun," its tallest peak rising up to 3,055 m (10,023 ft) above sea level. You can reach the summit, gaze into the crater, or walk across its floor by hiking up a series of rugged trails. Though there's little chance of an eruption, you must be extremely careful on the steep and often treacherous paths. Check the weather before you go and dress appropriately for cold temperatures at the summit. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Haleakala Crater and many more Haleakala National Park attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Haleakala National Park online trip itinerary planner.
Tours to Haleakala Crater
$249 BOOK WITH VIATOR Maui Haleakala Sunrise Downhill Bike Tour with Mountain Riders Rated #1
Duration: 8 hours
$246 BOOK WITH VIATOR East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater
Duration: 45 minutes
$334 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hana and Haleakala Maui Helicopter Tour with Cliffside Landing
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
$110 BOOK WITH VIATOR Maui Haleakala Day Bike Tour with Mountain Riders Ride 26 mile 6500 to sea level
Duration: 4 hours
Haleakala Crater reviews
Amazing views and totally unique terrain. We made a reservation to catch the sunrise, although we barely made it. Make sure to keep in mind when planning travel time that it takes a little under 30... more »
Years ago, my wife and I got up amazingly early to make the trek to the top of Haleakala to watch the absolutely stunning sunrise. Wow!! But this time, our son suggested sunset better is even... more »
Worth the drive. Bring a jacket bcos temp is so much cooler up there.
This is a must see in Maui. The wind is strong here as you are on the top of the island. The clouds push up against the slopes bringing their moisture. That means rain. Bring a sweat shirt or something. The temperature is 25 degrees colder you are at 10,000 feet.
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