Road Status

Road Status - Updated June 22, 2018
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 (account not required to view) for road updates and announcements. Weather can change quickly and affect road conditions, and check for park alerts involving road construction or delays. The park can experience extremely high visitation with long wait times at the entrances and heavy road and parking lot congestion. Plan ahead to avoid summer congestion.

Also make sure to check the Spring Opening page for updates!

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
NOTE: Short delays possible on SR410 from Cayuse Pass to White River Road (Mather wye) due to construction. See SR410 info below.

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

NOTE: Short delays possible on SR410 between the White River road junction (Mather wye) to Cayuse Pass (SR123) due to road construction.

  • Friday, June 22 - Expect delays and one-lane traffic while roadway striping is underway.
  • Normal traffic permitted through the weekend (6/23-6/24) with no expected delays.
  • Monday, June 25 - Final day of road work. Some flagger-controlled delays possible due to clean up work.
  • Check the Spring Opening page for a map of current road status and other spring opening updates.

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

Mowich Lake Road

CLOSED for the season. Estimated to open for the season June 28, 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

Ricksecker Point Road

OPEN

Stevens Canyon Road

OPEN

NOTE: Tunnel height limit 12' 6".

Sunrise Road

CLOSED for the season. Estimated to open for the season June 28, 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

OPEN


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

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

Last updated: June 22, 2018

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Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone:

(360) 569-2211

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