Mt. Rainier & Crystal Mountain Lodging

Fall is Mt. Rainier’s most colorful season

Fall in love with Mt. Rainier National Park in the Fall.

Mt. Rainier National Park is keeping roads open later this Fall — and it’s a perfect time to explore.  The trails are less crowded, there are still lots of sunny days, and the Fall colors, especially around Chinook Pass, are beautiful.  Better yet, for Mt. Rainier lodging, Alta Crystal Resort at Mt. Rainier stays open all year.  (The other lodging properties at Crystal Mountain will be closed from September 19 until the snow flies this winter.)

  • The road to the top of Sunrise will stay open until October 24, and the Sunrise road to the White River Campground will stay open until October 31 (weather permitting).
  • The Stevens Canyon Road (over to Paradise) will be open until October 31 (weather permitting).
  • Cayuse and Chinook Passes will be open until the first heavy snowfall (usually sometime in mid-November).

There’s just no way to experience Mt. Rainier in one day.  Make sure to plan your stay with Mt. Rainier lodging.  Learn more about all there is to do on the Mt. Rainier section of our website.