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Chinook Pass Scenic Byway

Recognized as a premier driving tour in Washington State, the Chinook Scenic Byway travels through the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and Mount Rainier National Park. Experience the diverse landscape of the Central Cascades, from Enumclaw and the glacier-fed White River Valley to the west, up and over 5,430′ Chinook Pass, to the fertile valley of Naches to the east. Spectacular views of Mount Rainier, dense forests, towering peaks, rocky ridges and river canyons dominate this journey. Pass by the unique basalt flows of the Columbia Plateau, old growth forests, lush sub-alpine meadows, a world-class ski area and numerous streams, lakes and waterfalls. Not only will you find breathtaking scenery, but endless opportunities for outdoor fun and recreation await.


Chinook Pass Scenic Byway Site

360-Degree Virtual Reality Photo Gallery


[alert type=red ]This road is currently Open from Enumclaw to Crystal Mtn, and closed at Morse Creek (five miles east of the summit).[/alert]


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WSDOT Information


  • Chinook Pass - 6/19/2019 7:26:45 PM
    Chinook Pass SR4106/19/2019 7:26:45 PMTemperature: Not AvailableElevation Feet:5430Elevation Meters:1655EastboundNo restrictionsWestbound No restrictionsConditions:Scheduled weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur that will affect your travel, this page will be updated as information becomes available.Weather: Read more »

WSDOT Chinook Pass Page Historic Opening and Closing Dates (via WSDOT)

Photo Gallery of Clearing Work (via WSDOT Flickr)