Road Status

Road Status - Updated November 29, 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.

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.

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

CLOSED for the season

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.

NOTE: Tunnel height limit 13' 1".

SR 410 (Chinook Pass)

CLOSED for the season

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
Gate closes nightly.
Check Twitter for gate status and other road condition updates (Twitter account not required to view). The road may close at any time, or may not open during the day, depending on conditions.

Gate Schedule:
  • Gate Opens - 9:00 am, weather dependent.
  • Uphill Gate Closes - 4:00 pm
  • Leave Paradise - 4:30 pm, it is recommended to leave Paradise half an hour before full gate closure to have time to return safely.
  • Gate Locked - 5:00 pm
Mowich Lake Road

CLOSED for the season

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
Ricksecker Point Road CLOSED for the season
Stevens Canyon Road

CLOSED for the season

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

CLOSED for the season

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

CLOSED for the season

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 CLOSED for the season

Longmire-to-Paradise Winter Road Opening Decision Matrix

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone:

(360) 569-2211
Callers to this general park line can choose from a menu that includes recorded information as well as opportunities to talk to a ranger at one of the park's administration or visitor centers. Rangers are only available to answer calls during business hours.

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