Cayuse Pass

Cayuse Pass | SR 123

Cayuse Pass connects to Chinook Pass and White Pass on the east side of Mount Rainier National Park. The Cayuse Pass summit is at the junction of State Routes 123 and 410. The 4,675-foot-high pass is about five miles west of the Chinook Pass summit.

The biggest benefit of this area opening up is that visitors have more convenient access to Glacier Basin and White River Campground on the Sunrise Road as well as Crystal Lakes trail, Owyhigh lakes, and Summerland trails.  This makes visiting Ohanepecosh, Grove of the Patriarchs and Stevens Canyon/Paradise from the North and East even easier.

Closes during the winter months due to snowfall.

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″.

[alert type=green]This road is OPEN.[/alert]



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WSDOT Information


  • Cayuse Pass - 6/19/2018 7:36:40 AM
    Cayuse Pass SR123
    6/19/2018 7:36:40 AM

    Temperature: Not Available
    Elevation Feet:4675
    Elevation Meters:1425

    No restrictions

    No restrictions

    SR-123 is open. Both directions of SR 410 will alternate through a single lane until the end of June due to a construction project near Crystal Mountain. Travelers should be prepared for minor delays between Enumclaw and the SR 123 junction.


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WSDOT Cayuse Pass Page

Historic Opening and Closing Dates (via WSDOT)

Photo Gallery of Clearing Work (via WSDOT Flickr) [embedvideo id=”W00PGwjp00U” website=”youtube”]

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