One of my favorite Maui adventures is to drive up our dormant volcano and admire the view from up top. As an added bonus, I love cooling off up there – at 10,000 ft elevation you may want something warmer than shorts, t-shirt and slippahs. Unless you are a die-hard Albertan, perhaps 🙂 No slight there, I lived in Alberta many years ago and can still tolerate cooler weather better than the rest of my family though I haven’t tested your winter weather in a long time! It will take you about 2 hours to reach the summit from Kihei, and yes, you can drive all the way up and park right at the top.
you know – if you live in the US and have a fourth grader, your child can get a free park pass for the family for a year! Check it out!