Visiting Mt. Rainier

The northeast entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park is just six miles away making us the perfect base camp for all your adventures.  Be sure to visit the Sunrise Visitor Center which is the highest point you can access by vehicle in the park, you can also find access to make great hiking trails from Sunrise.  Just a short drive from Crystal Mountain.  For more information about planning a trip to Mt. Rainier visit VisitRainier.com

Sunrise Visitor Center at Mount Rainier National Park

You will want to drive the road to Sunrise, elevation 6,400 feet, as it is the highest point to which you can drive in the park and it offers spectacular views. Hikers and non-hikers alike will appreciate that on a clear day, you can see five of the Cascade volcanoes from Sunrise Point. Clockwise from Mt. Rainier are Mt. Baker, Glacier Peak, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood.

The Sunrise Visitor Center is always worth a visit with exhibits on the natural resources of the park and emphasis on the geologic story of Mt. Rainier. In the summer special programs are offered including guided walks and talks on a variety of topics. At Sunrise you will also find restrooms, grill and gift shop, and several hiking trails, many of them leading to scenic overlooks on easy paths suitable for non-hikers. Be sure to include a trip to the interesting Mt. Fremont Lookout.