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  • Last updated Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 –  Vehicular Access to Yosemite Valley Available Only via Highway 140 Highway 140 (El Portal Road) remains open and clear for all vehicular traffic and is the only access to Yosemite Valley. Visitors traveling on this road are urged to drive slowly and be aware of rocks and debris […]

  • February 1, 2017
    Winter Hikes

    Just because its winter doesn’t mean you can’t explore the breath-taking scenery at Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County. While the higher elevations almost always have snow, the Valley floor can be relatively clear, depending on how recently there has been a snowstorm. A good way to gauge current conditions is by checking out the […]

  • For many lovers of Yosemite their fondest memories of the park are in winter, whether gazing at the beautiful snow-capped granite peaks, enjoying a hot drink at the beautiful Majestic Yosemite Hotel or ice skating beneath the serene face of Half Dome. Often thought to be one of the most beautiful ice rink locations in […]

  • Visitors come from all over the world to explore Yosemite but many do not know that many of Yosemite’s most famous sites, such as Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls are all in Mariposa County. The main town in this region is called Mariposa and it makes for a great stop on your way […]

  • Yosemite is open year-round and it’s always a great time to visit, but the autumn and winter offer uniquely beautiful settings with fewer crowds that fill Yosemite Valley in the summer. It’s easy it is to get to Yosemite in the autumn and winter. You can either drive yourself, or take a guided tour. Many […]

  • Summer is here and the hiking options are endless at Yosemite! Whether you are going for a leisurely stroll to May Lake or full day saunter up the Mist Trail or taking on Half Dome, here is the must have packing list for the perfect Yosemite day hike! 1.    Layers Be prepared for potential temperature […]

  • July 20, 2016
    Taste of Yosemite

    Each fall and winter, Yosemite National Park presents three unique food & wine events at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel where visitors can enjoy the spectacular scenery, endless activities and all things food & wine. One of the most sought-after culinary events of the year is Taste of Yosemite, held each year in January and February, Taste […]

  • Yosemite waterfalls are flowing at their peak and the results are stunning! The most famous and tallest waterfall in Yosemite National Park is Yosemite Falls. Visible from many vista points from around the park, it’s hard to miss this extraordinary waterfall when it’s at peak flow. This year, Yosemite Falls is expected to flow until […]

  • Where do you get the best photos in Yosemite? We’ll tell you! Tunnel View – Made famous by Ansel Adams it is one of the best places in the park to get El Capitan, Half Dome, and Bridelveil Fall all in the same iconic shot. Look for it off Highway 41 a short drive by […]

  • April 18, 2016
    Same Yosemite, New Names

    As of March 1, 2016 Yosemite National Park has a new concessionaire “Aramark”. A few things have changed and here is some helpful information for you to understand the transition. 1. Due to an unfortunate trademark dispute, several of the lodging properties in Yosemite National Park had to undergo name changes. The Ahwahnee Hotel is […]

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