The gate to Paradise at Longmire closes nightly at 5:00pm.
Departing Paradise no later than 4:30 pm is recommended to safely drive down the hill before the gate closes. More »
The Snow Play area in Paradise is CLOSED until further notice.
Snow play opening has been delayed due to below normal snow depth. As of December 18, 2013 snow depth is 59% of normal, much lower than the required amount needed to safely open snow play at Paradise. More »
As Sister Mountains, these two iconic mountains can show us similarities and differences between the natural and cultural resources of two different nations. The lesson plans provide a beginning point for the teacher to educate students on similarities and differences that they would experience either at Mount Rainier or Mount Fuji. These lessons provide the students opportunities to explore and share the mountain near them. The lessons include comparisons of Mount Rainier and Mount Fuji; exploration and sharing of sites on both mountains through the creation of postcards; and lessons focusing on safe travel on the short hikes the students are likely to participate in.
Postcards to a Friend
Finding Similarities and Differences
Staying Alive! The Ten Essentials for a Trip
Did You Know?
In 1911, President William Howard Taft's touring car was the first vehicle to drive the newly-built road to Paradise. The road was very muddy, and the car had to be pulled through the upper portion by a team of mules. Learn more about Mount Rainier's transportation history at the following link: More...