Sunrise Road - Visit Rainier
Blue jeep on the road to Sunrise

Sunrise Road

The Sunrise Road is a scenic drive leading to the Sunrise section of Mount Rainier National Park.

The road features a historic wayside at Sunrise Point. At Sunrise Point visitors can enjoy 360-degree views of Mount Rainier and the surrounding Cascade Range including Cascade volcanoes like Mount Adams.

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 morning as conditions permit. The entire road to Sunrise is closed for winter in mid-October or earlier with the first heavy snowfall. After these roads close for the season to vehicle traffic, bicyclists and hikers may travel on them from SR 410 junction to Sunrise.

For more information about visiting the Sunrise area of Mount Rainier National Park click here.

For lodging options near this area click here.

Q: Can I drive to Sunrise in my RV? 

A: Due to the steep, narrow, and winding nature of Sunrise Road, it is recommended that RVs and vehicles with trailers longer than 25 feet LOA do not travel up Sunrise Road beyond the White River Campground intersection. Currently, there are no restrictions for unmodified motor coaches of standard length.

Q: Who can I call if I have questions about driving Sunrise Road? 

A: Call Mount Rainier National Park at (360) 569-2211

Q: I want to drive up to Sunrise with my dog. Can I bring my dog? 

A: Yes, dogs are allowed with restrictions. Dogs must be on a leash and are allowed on paved areas, roads, parking areas, and sidewalks. Dogs are not allowed on the trails at Mount Rainier National Park. To read more information on pets at the park click here.

Q: Can I ride my bike on Sunrise Road? 

A: Yes, but it’s a grind on the way up and there is no bike lane. From the northeast park boundary on SR410, it is 20 miles with an elevation gain of 3,650 feet to Sunrise.

Q: When will the road to Sunrise close in 2021? 

A: Estimated to close on October 21, weather dependent. Be sure to check the park’s Twitter feed and/or the park’s website for official road status.