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threatened and endangered species with habitat at Haleakalā

Reservations are required to visit between 3am – 7am, daily.

Haleakalā means “house of the sun,” and in Polynesian folklore, the demigod Maui (for whom the island is named) is said to have climbed to the top of the mountain to lasso the sun, forcing it to travel more slowly through the sky, lengthening the day.


Haleakalā National Park

This park protects a portion of the dormant 10,000-foot-tall shield volcano that makes up most of the island of Maui, including a 2-mile-wide crater at the volcano’s summit.

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Know Before You Go

Reservations are required to access the park between 3am – 7am, daily.

  • Reservations can be made online up to 60 days in advance and are only valid for the day reserved. Tickets are released at 7:00 am HST.

  • A portion of the reservations are held back and released 48 hours in advance

  • Visitors may only purchase one sunrise reservation per three-day period.

  • Reservations can be made at

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