Sunrise Park Road

Sunrise Road: a steep, narrow, and winding mountain drive

Sunrise Park Road is a steep, narrow, and winding mountain road located in Washington state, USA. At an elevation of 1.950m (6,400ft), Sunrise is the highest point that can be reached by vehicle at Mount Rainier National Park. 

Is the road to Sunrise open?

Located in Pierce County, the Sunrise Park Road was opened in 1931. It usually opens in late June or early July and closes in late September to early October. On clear summer days, Sunrise provides breathtaking views of Mount Rainier, Emmons glacier, vibrant wildflower meadows. Sunrise Point offers nearly 360-degree views of the surrounding valleys, Mount Rainier, and other volcanoes in the Cascade Range such as Mount Adams.

It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Washington. The road's winding design, providing stunning panoramic views, is very curvy and fun for a leisurely ride, so it pays to take it slow. Sunrise is located 60 miles northeast of the Nisqually Entrance and 14 miles northwest of the Sunrise/White River turnoff on Highway 410. Due to the steep, narrow, and winding nature of the Sunrise Road, it is recommended that RVs and vehicles with trailers longer than 25 ft. LOA not travel up the Sunrise Road beyond the White River Campground intersection.

 

 

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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.