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.
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
- View gate location in Google Maps
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