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Experience Yosemite Blog

  • Time to start planning a national park road trip! California is home to nine national parks from the highest point to the lowest in the continental US. Here’s how to make Yosemite Mariposa County a centerpiece to your epic summer road trip adventure.

  • Fewer people, beautiful scenery and the locals are out to play. Why the winter time is the best time to spot wildlife in Yosemite Mariposa County.

  • From ice-crusted waterfalls to iconic rock formations hugged by clouds, from rolling green ranch land dotted with galloping horses to an unusual winter phenomenon known as the Yosemite Firefall, there are no shortage of things to photograph in Yosemite in winter.

  • Yosemite Mariposa County has a rich diversity of wildflowers. Flowers begin to bloom in the foothills starting in March and continue to blossom into August at higher elevations. Find out how to experience a touch of spring beauty.

  • NatureBridge’s Crane Flat campus will serve as your base camp for exploring one of the country’s most iconic national parks. Relax under a canopy of tall trees, go on educational hikes led by our experienced educators and explore the grandeur Yosemite has to offer.

  • The rolling foothills radiate a vibrant green as billowing cumulus clouds roll through deep blue skies. This lush winter landscape provides the animals — and those who come to see them — room to roam in a peaceful Gold Country paradise where the historic legacy of precious metals is matched only by today’s precious wildlife.

  • African American soldiers, known as the Buffalo Soldiers, played an important role in the early protection of National Parks like Yosemite.

  • Grab a sled, or just a warm coat and enjoy some snow sliding fun at Goat Meadow Snow Play Area. Just outside Yosemite on Highway 41, this is an excellent area for sledding, snow angels, XC skiing, snowshoeing and more.

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