Road Status

Road Status - Updated September 21, 2016
This report is updated when conditions change. You may also call the park for current road conditions at 360-569-2211 or check MountRainierNPS on Twitter for road updates and announcements. Check for more information on park weather and road construction.

ROAD STATUS
Carbon River Road
OPEN
No vehicles are permitted beyond the park entrance; bicycle and pedestrian traffic only.
SR 410/123 (Cayuse Pass) North boundary to south boundary

OPEN
Tentatively estimated to close for the season November 21, weather dependent.

NOTE: Starting September 19, expect minor delays due to rockfall mitigation work on the SR 123 tunnel. A traffic signal will be in place to help guide traffic.

Commercial vehicles prohibited at all times. For more information, check the Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WSDOT) or call 1-800-695-ROAD (7623) toll-free statewide or 206-DOT-HIWY (368-4499) in the greater Seattle area.

SR 410 (Chinook Pass)

OPEN
Tentatively estimated to close for the season November 21, weather dependent.

Commercial vehicles prohibited at all times. For more information, check the Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WSDOT) or call 1-800-695-ROAD (7623) toll-free statewide or 206-DOT-HIWY (368-4499) in the greater Seattle area.

Nisqually Entrance to Longmire OPEN
Longmire to Paradise
OPEN

NOTE: Due to road construction, expect delays. For more information, please refer to the road construction page.

Expect limited parking at Paradise while parking lots are paved in September.

Mowich Lake Road

OPEN
Estimated to close for the season October 24, weather dependent.

NOTE: Most of this road is gravel and some sections have rough conditions with potholes. Please drive with caution.
Paradise Valley Road OPEN
Estimated to close for the season October 31, weather dependent.

Expect limited parking at Paradise while parking lots are paved in September.

Ricksecker Point Road CLOSED due to construction.
For more information, please refer to the road construction page.
Stevens Canyon Road
OPEN
Estimated to close for the season October 31, weather dependent.
Sunrise Road

OPEN
Estimated to close for the season October 24, weather dependent.

NOTE: Due to the steep, narrow, and winding nature of the Sunrise Road, it is recommended that RVs and vehicles with trailers longer than 25 feet LOA not travel up the Sunrise Road beyond the White River Campground intersection. Currently there are no restrictions for unmodified motor coaches of standard length.

Westside Road to Dry Creek

OPEN
Estimated to close for the season November 7, weather dependent.

Due to danger from rock fall, vehicles must park south of the barricade at Dry Creek. Hikers and bicyclists should travel through the area with caution and avoid lingering in the hazard zone. Visitors are also advised that Westside Road is an active geohazard zone.

White River Road to Campground OPEN
Estimated to close for the season October 31, weather dependent.

NOTE: All vehicles are required to carry tire chains when traveling in the park during the winter season (Nov 1 - May 1). This requirement applies to all vehicles (including four-wheel drive), regardless of tire type or weather conditions. Review the Tire Chain Frequently Asked Questions for more information or learn more about Winter Recreation at Mount Rainier.

Longmire-to-Paradise Winter Road Opening Decision Matrix





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Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone:

(360) 569-2211
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