Cayuse Pass | SR 123 | Visit Rainier
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.

Expected to close for the season November 19 or earlier with the first heavy 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″.



Thursday 51°FFriday 39°FSaturday 46°FSunday 51°FMonday 56°F

WSDOT Information


  • Cayuse Pass - 10/28/2020 11:26:58 PM
    Cayuse Pass SR 12310/28/2020 11:26:58 PMTemperature: 43 °FElevation Feet:4675Elevation Meters:1425NorthboundNo restrictionsSouthbound No restrictionsConditions:The roadway is bare and dry Weather:Clear skies Read more »

WSDOT Cayuse Pass Page

Historic Opening and Closing Dates (via WSDOT)