Mt. Rainier National Park is keeping roads open longer this Fall

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Experience Mt. Rainier's most colorful season -- without the summer crowds.

We love it up here in the Fall.  There are still lots of sunny days, with crisp nights that let you know that winter's not far away.  Gorgeous Fall colors from vine maples intersperse with the evergreens.  Larch and tamarack on Chinook Pass give it some of the best Fall colors in Washington.  If you're lucky, you'll hear elk bugling, and fewer crowds mean that we often encounter more wildlife on the trails. 

Mt. Rainier is keeping roads open later this Fall: 
  • The Sunrise Road to the White River Campground is scheduled to stay open through October 30.
  • The Stevens Canyon Road is scheduled to stay open through October 30.
  • Cayuse Pass & Chinook Pass will stay open until the first heavy snowfall (usually sometime in November).

Obviously, all of this is weather permitting but we are excited that we'll have longer to explore our marvelous Park. 

And don't forget that trails in the national forest stay open all year long -- and there are marvelous places to explore.  Click here.

Learn more about Fall activities here.