Maui is home to countless, jaw dropping sights and it is likely that Haleakala Crater is on your bucket list of things to see when you’re visiting the island. This towering crater rises 10,023 feet above sea level and can sport temperatures between 30-80 degrees Fahrenheit on any given day. The dormant volcano is popular amongst all types of travelers, and is 100% worth the drive up the mountain to experience the spectacular views.
For many, Haleakala Crater is undeniably the best spot on Maui to watch a sunrise or sunset. On the best days the burning red & orange colors radiate across the entire island, making this an ideal spot for photographs as well. If you choose to visit for sunrise or sunset, don’t forget to bring a jacket, it can get cold when the sun is down!
Haleakala National Park, where the crater is located, also has many hiking trails. Check out the visitor center at the entrance of the park to find a trail that fits perfectly to your liking. Local Tip: If you are an avid hiker and are looking for an adventure, check out the option of staying in one of the cabins located in Haleakala Crater. These cabins must be reserved and are often booked out months in advance, but are worth the experience!
Take a Tour!
Perhaps one of the best ways to experience the crater is to book a tour. Maui Volcanoes Tours will make the entire experience memorable, effortless, and enjoyable for all. They pick you up right at your condo and take you on an adventure through the park while also providing education on the history & culture surrounding the volcano.
We know that if you visit Haleakala Crater on Maui it will be something that you will remember forever. Enjoy!