What is special about Haleakala National Park Hawaii?

What is special about Haleakala National Park Hawaii?

The park is known for its volcanic features, its long scenic drive with numerous overlooks, and the unusually clear views of the night sky available. Haleakalā is one of the best places in the United States for amateur astronomy, and binoculars and telescopes are available for rent from many local merchants.

How long does Haleakala National Park take?

between 2.5 and 3.5 hours
Plan ahead: Driving to the summit of Haleakalā can take between 2.5 and 3.5 hours, depending upon which part of the island you’re leaving from. The entrance station to the park is at 7,000 feet, and the summit is another 3,023 feet upwards at 10,023 feet.

How much does it cost to get into Haleakala National Park?

Haleakalā National Park Entrance Fees Park entrance fees (last checked: 2020) are $30 per private vehicle or $15 per pedestrian / cyclist for those without car.

Is Haleakala National Park closed?

Visitor Centers are closed: All visitor centers, including Haleakala Visitor Center (9,740 feet), Headquarters Visitor Center (at 7,000 feet), and the Kīpahulu (Hana area) Visitor Center are closed. Backcountry is closed: All backcountry cabins and tent campgrounds are closed. Red Hill Observatory is also closed.

Is Haleakala National Park worth?

🌋 Maui Hawaii travel blog. ALOHA! So one of THE most popular things to do in Haleakala National Park is to see the sunrise at the Haleakala summit. But I will say that YES it can be totally worth it to get to the top of Haleakala and the highest point on Maui no matter when you go, including during the day!

What does Haleakala mean in Hawaiian?

house of the sun
Haleakala means “house of the sun” in Hawaiian, and legend goes that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun from its journey across the sky as he stood on the volcano’s summit, slowing its descent to make the day last longer.

Is Haleakala worth the drive?

The drive is gorgeous, amongst the clouds and everything! It seems like there is a breathtaking photo-op at every turn! We captured some of them in our photos for you to view. We highly recommend taking a leisurely drive up Haleakala!

Which is better sunrise or sunset at Haleakala?

Haleakala at sunset can be just as spectacular as sunrise, depending on who you talk to. You want a little more privacy. Sunrise crowds are typically much heavier than sunset crowds. So, if you want a little more privacy, waiting til sunrise is the way to go.

How cold is it on top of Haleakala?

Year-round summit temperatures range between below freezing to highs of 50°-65°F (10-18°C). The outside temperatures can feel much colder because of wind chill and damp, overcast conditions.

Is Haleakala Open 2021?

21, 2021. The temporary Kīpahulu District closure is due to a complete road closure by Maui Department of Public Works along Hāna Highway, 1.5 miles east of the park entrance. 22, 2021 at 9 a.m. The Summit District of Haleakalā National Park remains open.

Is Haleakala open Covid?

Phased Reopening- Some closures remain due to COVID-19 All visitor centers and Kīpahulu campground remain closed.

Can I go to Haleakala at night?

Yes, Haleakalā National Park is open at night. The Park District is open 24 hours, all days of the year. So you can access the park without previous reservations.