Welcome a new day while standing on the summit of Haleakalā. This sacred site has long been a place for reverence and inspiration. Anyone entering the park for sunrise will need an advance reservation.
At this time, reservations are not required for sunset. View our Current Conditions to learn more about the park’s current status.
In order to view sunrise at Haleakalā National Park, you will need to make sunrise viewing reservations ahead of time on recreation.gov.
Reservations can be made onlineup to 7 days in advance of your sunrise visit on recreation.gov. These tickets are released at 7:00 am HST.
A visitor may only purchase one sunrise reservation per three-day period.
Please note that calling the park directly, or visiting in-person, will not result in a reservation since staff at Haleakalā National Park are unable to make reservations for you.
For questions, call the recreation.gov help line at 1-877-444-6777.
Please note: The reservation fee is not part of the entrance fee.Entrance fees will be collected upon entry to the park. Visitors with national park passes, please have your pass and ID ready to present at the gate for entry.
Reservations are only for sunrise and can only be used on the day that was reserved.
Weather is constantly changing at the summit of Haleakalā and we can’t predict whether a sunrise is going to be clear or cloudy. There will be no refunds or exchanging reservations for a different day
Click the Book Now button under the first tab labeled Tour Park Details. This will take you to the next tab.
Click the Enter Date button under "Online** availability."
Select the tour date for ticket availability, and enter "1" for number of tickets. Click Find Tour Times.
Select the 3:00 AM - 7:00 AM option.
Enter the number of vehicles as "1" again.
Click Book Tour.
Have the permit holder present a valid ID and reservation upon arrival at the park entrance station.
Be Prepared for Sunrise Conditions
Sunrise viewing is a popular activity in the summit area of the park. However, viewing quality varies greatly depending on the weather conditions. If you are planning to visit the summit area for sunrise, please keep in mind the following:
The visitor centers remain closed due to COVID-19 precautions.
Temperatures immediately before dawn and immediately after dusk are regularly below freezing.
Weather is unpredictable, but is often windy and wet.
There are NO weather predictions available for sunrise.
There is no food, clothing, or gas for sale in the park.
The road up and down the mountain does not have streetlights or guard rails.
It takes approximately 1.5 hours to drive between Kahului and the summit.
Parking is restricted to designated lots only.
Parking lots will be closed when full - especially at sunrise.
What time is sunrise? What time is sunset?
Month Date: Sunrise/Sunset
January 1: 6:56am/6:00pm January 15: 6:58am/6:10pm
July 1: 5:41am/7:16pm July 15: 5:46am/7:15pm
February 1: 6:55am/6:21pm February 15: 6:48am/6:29pm
August 1: 5:52am/7:09pm August 15: 5:57am/7:01pm
March 1: 6:39am/6:35pm March 15: 6:27am/6:40pm
September 1: 6:02am/6:49pm September 15: 6:06am/6:33pm
April 1: 6:12am/6:49pm April 15: 6:00am/6:49pm
October 1: 6:10am/6:19pm October 15: 6:14am/6:06pm
May 1: 5:50am/6:55pm May 15: 5:42am/7:01pm
November 1: 6:20am/5:55pm November 15: 6:28am/5:49pm
June 1: 5:38am/7:08pm June 15: 5:38am/7:12pm
December 1: 6:38am/5:47pm December 15: 6:47am/5:50pm