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Explore how to make a reservation for sunrise at Haleakalā National Park.

 

Make a Reservation

In order to view sunrise at Haleakalā National Park, you will need to make a reservation ahead of time.

  • Reservations can be made online up to 60 days in advance of your sunrise visit on recreation.gov and are only valid for the day reserved. These tickets are released at 7:00 am HST.
  • A portion of reservations for any given day will be released 2 days (48 hours) in advance
  • A visitor may only purchase one sunrise reservation per three-day period.
  • Upon arrival, please have the reservation holder present with valid ID, reservation confirmation email, and your park pass or a way to purchase one.
  • Please note that calling the park directly, or visiting in-person, will not result in a reservation. Staff at Haleakalā National Park are unable to make reservations for you.
  • Reservations will not be refunded or exchanged due to weather.
  • Visit the sunrise frequently asked questions page for more information.
  • For questions, call the recreation.gov help line at 1-877-444-6777.

How to Book Through recreation.gov:

  1. Click Sign In or Sign Up to log in to your account or create a new one
  2. Visit the page for sunrise reservations
  3. Click the Book Now button under the first tab labeled Tour Park Details. This will take you to the next tab.
  4. Click the Enter Date button under "Online** availability."
  5. Select the tour date for ticket availability, and enter "1" for number of tickets. Click Find Tour Times.
  6. Select the 3:00 AM - 7:00 AM option.
  7. Enter the number of vehicles as "1" again.
  8. Click Book Tour.
  9. Have the permit holder present a valid ID and reservation upon arrival at the park entrance station.
 
orange and yellow sun rising above the clouds with peaks in the foreground
The sun rises over the crater walls.

Asa Ellison

Plan for the Experience

  • The visitor centers remain closed due to COVID-19 precautions.
  • Weather immediately before dawn and immediately after dusk are regularly wet, windy, and below freezing.
  • 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.
  • Drive time between the entrance gate and the summit is about 30 minutes.
  • Parking is restricted to designated lots only.
  • Parking lots will close when full.
  • For a more solitary experience, visit Leleiwi or Kalahaku overlooks.
  • Staying overnight within Haleakalā National Park is only allowed in a designated camping area. Reservations can be made at Hosmer Grove Campground in the summit district or in Kīpahulu Campground in the coastal district. Staying overnight or sleeping within a vehicle outside of a campground is prohibited.
 

Sunrise times

Look up sunrise times for Maui.
 

Sunrise bus tours

Looking for a commercial sunrise tour experience? Visit the road based concessionaire page to explore authorized sunrise tours at Haleakalā.
 

Sunrise Reservations FAQ

Still don't have your question answered? Visit the sunrise reservations frequently asked questions page.

Last updated: July 26, 2022

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Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao , HI 96768

Phone:

808 572-4400

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