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″.
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WSDOT CURRENT CONDITIONS:
- WSDOT’s safety rest area free coffee program returns May 20
- Construction returning to SR 113 near Beaver for slope stabilization work
- Online open house highlights a busy 2022 construction season on I-90 from North Bend to Ellensburg
- Lane closures coming to Mullan Road bridge over I-90 in Spokane Valley
- Three-week closure of Tacoma intersection starts May 4
- Paving, barrier upgrade coming to US 101 in Tumwater, Olympia
- WSDOT provides I-405/SR 167 project updates via virtual meeting with Executive Advisory Group
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Historic Opening and Closing Dates (via WSDOT)