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  • Whether it’s rafting big water on the Merced River or climbing big walls like El Capitan, mountain biking down a gonzo fire road in the Sierra National Forest or skydiving from 14,000 feet as Half Dome stands guard in the distance, Yosemite Mariposa is a prime destination for all thrill levels and budgets.

  • Pairing the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park with farm-to-table dining and historic saloons, Yosemite Mariposa combines unrivaled outdoor fun with spirited nightlife making it one of the top weekend getaways in California.

  • Away from the Valley, the Merced River flows wild & free through a dramatic canyon revealing much to explore. Everything from rafting and hiking, to fishing and gold panning, all in a history-drenched setting of unmistakable beauty.

  • One of the largest natural tracts in California, the Sierra National Forest flanks the southern and western edges of Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County. Abundant recreational opportunities earn the Sierra National Forest’s rep as an outdoor lover’s paradise.

  • Yosemite Mariposa offers what could be the widest variety of hikes in California. Whether it’s a slow amble through the wildflowers while the kids chase butterflies or a solo climb up the granite switchbacks as clouds pass beneath you, there’s a trail for everyone regardless of age or ability.

  • El Portal may seem to be a sleepy little town along Highway 140 just outside the Yosemite National Park gate, but there are loads of fun activities and surprises for all ages to be found on and off the beaten track.

  • Yosemite and Mariposa County are ideal places to take in the Perseid Meteor Shower through mid-August due to the area’s naturally dark skies. Here is our guide on where to take in the show.

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