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Breaking News: North Cascades Highway Is Open!

Rainy Pass view

Breaking News: North Cascades Highway Is Open!

Per the Washington State Department of Transportation, the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) opened at 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

State Route 20 is the northernmost route across the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington and is commonly referred to as the North Cascades Highway. This scenic byway offers travelers a wide array of beautiful vistas and is part of the Cascade Loop, a 400-mile driving tour through the Cascades.  The crews deserve a big Thank You for their weeks of dedication to open up the highway.

The Pass opening makes the trip to your favorite vacation destination, Sun Mountain Lodge, that much easier!

Please keep in mind that many services along the highway will not be open right away: such as campgrounds, trail heads, pullouts.  Be prepared for possible winter driving conditions.

Always check the Washington State DOT Pass Reports before venturing over the mountains.




Photo credit:  Cascade Loop Association