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Experience Yosemite Blog

  • February 16, 2019
    Roads Alert: Feb. 16, 2019

    Yosemite road conditions  for February 16, 2019 last updated @ 9:15am : Highway 140 / Arch Rock Entrance is OPEN chains or 4 wheel drive with snow tires required (R2) Yosemite Valley Roads OPEN chains or 4 wheel drive with snow tires required (R2) Highway 41 / Wawona Road is OPEN chains or 4 wheel drive with snow tires required […]

  • February 1, 2019

    The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a preemptive closure of State Highway 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar beginning at4:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

  • January 28, 2019
    Yosemite is Open

    During the federal government shutdown, this website will not be updated and may not reflect current conditions.

  • December 13, 2018
    Holidays in Yosemite

    Spending the holidays in Yosemite is the perfect way to make memories that will last a lifetime. From sleigh rides to snowshoeing, snowboarding and skiing, the holidays have never been more exciting or heartwarming than in Mariposa County. Check out more reasons why spending the holidays in Yosemite is worth it.

  • Winter is well on its way, and with Yosemite National Park opened all year long, knowing the best way to get to Yosemite in winter is something all visitors to the area value. From snow covered valley floors, breathtaking scenery, and the quiet that comes from observing each snowflake falling gently from the sky, traveling safely to Yosemite in the colder months is a bit different than visiting during the spring and summer seasons. Learn more about the best ways to get to Yosemite in the winter.

  • The holidays commemorate a coming together with friends and family to appreciate life’s gifts and enjoy quality time. It also happens to be a magical time to be in the Sierra Nevada foothills. So, why not combine the two? Here are 10 reasons why you should consider a “staycation” at a vacation rental in Mariposa County for your upcoming celebration.

  • Nestled among a forested mountain setting dusted with snow, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a picture perfect holiday getaway complete with all the makings for magical seasonal fun. This AAA Four-Diamond Yosemite winter wonder lodge delights visitors with festive décor and a range of activities from epic gingerbread house decorating sessions, to twirling around an outdoor ice rink next to a crackling fire, ensuring that ever every visit is truly wrapped up with a bow.

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