Road Status

Road Status - Updated May 26, 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.

ROAD STATUS
Get the latest on spring opening operations Spring Opening.
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
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)

WSDOT UPDATE: Despite our best efforts, SR 410 over Chinook Pass will not reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend. A reopening date has not been determined, but will likely be early June.

May 26 status: SR410 above Cayuse Pass open to foot access Saturday – Sunday unless otherwise posted. 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.

Southeast Entrance/SR123 to Stevens Canyon Rd.

Stevens Canyon Rd. from SR123 to Grove of the Patriarchs
OPEN
Nisqually Entrance to Longmire OPEN
Longmire to Paradise OPEN
Mowich Lake Road

CLOSED for the season. Estimated to open for the season June 30, weather dependent.

Area open to foot access.

NOTE: Most of this road is gravel and some sections have rough conditions with potholes. Please drive with caution.
Paradise Valley Road CLOSED for the season. Estimated to open for the season June 23, weather dependent.

Snow has been removed to Fourth Crossing.
Ricksecker Point Road CLOSED for the season. Estimated to open for the season TBD, weather dependent.
Stevens Canyon Road

OPEN

NOTE: Tunnel height limit 12' 6".
Sunrise Road

CLOSED for the season. Estimated to open for the season June 30, weather dependent.

May 19 status: Plows have started removing snow just past the Sunrise Road gate. Open to foot access, Friday - Sunday, unless otherwise posted as closed. (The road is closed when heavy equipment is operating, generally Monday-Thursday).

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

OPEN to Dry Creek

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

May 19 status: Road open to vehicle traffic, day use only.

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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone:

(360) 569-2211

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