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″.



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WSDOT Information


  • Cayuse Pass - 10/18/2018 7:14:22 PM
    Cayuse Pass SR123
    10/18/2018 7:14:22 PM

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

    No restrictions

    No restrictions

    Pass is open


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WSDOT Cayuse Pass Page

Historic Opening and Closing Dates (via WSDOT)