It's about an hour and twenty- minute drive from sea level at the Hana Highway to the summit of 10,023 foot-high Haleakala. You start on the Haleakala Highway (Route 37) and follow the road signs indicating the route. Along the way you'll see the scenery and landscape change dramatically. Our Haleakala Map indicates all the interesting things you'll see along the way.
In Kula you'll discover the vegetable and flower farms. Protea are the most striking and popular of the exotic flowers.
At the summit is the Haleakala High Altitude Observatory, commonly referred to as Science City. And looking into the caldera of Haleakala, the sight is extremely impressive; the colors and cinder cones give the inpression of looking at the moon.
All these places, and those in between, are indicated in detail on our Haleakala Map. It's an eduction on our dormant volcano. Good for driving up for sunrise when you can't see anything; you'll know what you're faintly seeing out your car window. You won't miss a thing.
"Can you drive all around the backside of Haleakala on the Hana drive" is our number-one asked question. Rental car companies don't want you doing it; check with them. But we do have a map of this backside on our Haleakala Map. (See to the left.)
From Sea Level to the Summit of 10,023 foot-high Haleakala