Roads

Driving Inside the Park

  • Park road conditions are available by phone at (360) 569-2211.
  • While driving the road to Paradise, tune to AM 1610 for the latest updates.
  • All vehicles are required to carry tire chains when traveling inside the national park during the winter season (Nov 1 – May 1). 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.  Other winter road resources.
  • Check MountRainierNPS Twitter feed for daily updates on the open/closed status of the Longmire to Paradise Road during the winter season.
Sunrise Road

Sunrise Road

Sunrise is accessed via SR 410. The 15-mile road to Sunrise opens by late June or early July through mid-September. No access for RVs and vehicles with long trailers. In late September, the road to Sunrise closes nightly at the junction with White River Campground and reopens each ...
Mowich Lake

Mowich Lake Road

The 16-mile Mowich Lake Road runs between the town of Carbonado and the Mowich Lake Campground inside Mt. Rainier National Park. The road is primarily graveled with some sections of difficult terrain. Road closes mid-October or with the first snowfall of the winter season. ...

Paradise Valley Road

This one-way road is located inside the park beginning at Paradise Inn running 2.2 miles to the intersection with Stevens Canyon Road. Closes seasonally during the winter months. ...
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. Closes during the winter months ...

Carbon River Road

Carbon River Road is open to bicycle and foot traffic only. Read the full story for route changes due to the Spiketon Creek Bridge closure impacting the route to the Carbon River Entrance. ...

Nisqually Entrance to Longmire

Open year-round, this section of the Road to Paradise runs six miles between the Nisqually Entrance and the Longmire area.  ...
Westside Road

Westside Road

The Westside Road is located inside the park, .9 miles up the Road to Paradise. The first 3 miles are accessible to vehicles. Vehicles must park at Dry Creek. The next 13 miles provide access to hiking and mountain biking. Users should travel through the area with caution due to steep ...
Stevens Canyon Road

Stevens Canyon Road

A 19-mile road inside Mt. Rainier National Park running between Paradise to the southeastern entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park where it intersections with SR 123, Cayuse Pass. Closes seasonally during the winter months. ...

Chinook Pass | SR 410

107-mile SR 410, also called the "Stephen Mather Memorial Parkway," includes the Chinook Scenic Byway. It begins at SR 167 in Sumner and travels southeast to where it meets US 12 in Naches. Closes during the winter months due to snowfall. ...

Skate Creek Road

Forest Road 52, also known as Skate Creek Road, travels east to west, between Packwood and Elbe. In the winter months, FR 52 is often gated closed when the snow gets too deep to drive safely. ...
Road to Paradise

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. ...

White River Road to Campground

White River Road is a 6-mile road accessed via SR 410, leading to the White River Campground. Closes during the winter months due to snowfall.  ...