Road Status

Road Status - Updated September 21, 2017
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. The park is experiencing extremely high visitation that is creating long wait times at the Nisqually and White River entrances, and heavy road and parking lot congestion. Plan ahead to avoid summer congestion.

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

OPEN
Estimated to close for the winter season November 20.

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.

Commercial vehicles prohibited at all times.

NOTE: Tunnel height limit 13' 1".

SR 410 (Chinook Pass)

OPEN
Previously closed due to a fire outside of the park. For details on fire related closures in the park check the Wildland Fire page.

Estimated to close for the winter season November 20.

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.

Commercial vehicles prohibited at all times.

Nisqually Entrance to Longmire OPEN
Longmire to Paradise OPEN
NOTE: Expect short delays due to road construction.
Mowich Lake Road OPEN
Estimated to close for the winter season October 23.

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 winter season October 23.
Ricksecker Point Road CLOSED for the season
Stevens Canyon Road

OPEN
Estimated to close for the winter season October 30.

NOTE: Tunnel height limit 12' 6".
Sunrise Road OPEN.
Nightly closures possible due to winter weather. Check Twitter for updates (Twitter account not required). Estimated to close for the winter season October 27.


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 OPEN

Estimated to close for the winter season November 6.

NOTE: 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 winter season October 30.

Longmire-to-Paradise Winter Road Opening Decision Matrix

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.

Last updated: September 21, 2017

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Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone:

(360) 569-2211

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