Puʻuʻulaʻula (Red Hill) Overlook
The iron-rich cinders in this flat-top hill, which lies immediately southeast of the summit building (the direction of Hawaiʻi, the Big...
Keoneheʻeheʻe (Sliding Sands) Trail
Make time for this stunner, which starts at the southern side of the Haleakalā Visitor Center at 9740ft and winds down to the crater...
Science City is the nickname for the collection of domes just behind the summit. Managed by the University of Hawaiʻi, this area is...
Puʻuʻulaʻula (Red Hill) Overlook information
You may find yourself standing above the clouds while exploring Puʻuʻulaʻula (10,023ft), Maui’s highest point. The summit building provides a top-of-the-world panorama from its wraparound windows. On a clear day you can see Hawaiʻi (Big Island), Lanaʻi, Molokaʻi and even Oʻahu. When the light’s right, the colors of the crater are nothing short of spectacular, with grays, greens, reds and browns.
An ʻahinahina garden has been planted at the overlook, making this the best place to see these luminous silver-leafed plants in various stages of growth.