Longmire to Paradise

This 10.5 mile stretch of roadway between Longmire and Paradise is open-year round.  Nightly closures are possible due to inclement weather

During the winter season (Nov 1 – May 1), all vehicles are required to carry tire chains when traveling in the park . This requirement applies to all vehicles (including four-wheel drive), regardless of tire type or weather conditions. Review the Tire Chain Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

[alert type=green ]This road opens daily at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. depending on conditions.  Winter schedule now in effect.[/alert]

2016-2017 Winter Gate Schedule:

  • Gate Opens – 9:00 am, weather dependent.
  • Uphill Gate Closes – 4:00 pm
  • Leave Paradise – 4:30 pm, it is recommended to leave Paradise half an hour before full gate closure to have time to return safely.
  • Gate Locked – 5:00 pm

Longmire Gate Information


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