At an elevation of 6,400 feet, Sunrise is the highest point that can be reached by vehicle at Mount Rainier National Park. The exhibits at the Sunrise Visitor Center tell the story of the Sunrise area of the park. Learn about the volcanic forces that created the mountain, the glaciers that mold the landscape, the plant and animal life of the sub-alpine meadows, and the tribes that are tied to the area. The story is told through photos, words, artifacts, models and video.  The Sunrise area opens in Late June until October. The area offers a multitude of hike trail heads, paved nature trails, gift shops, snack bars, restrooms, and ranger stations, but no overnight lodging is available at Sunrise.