Winter in Yosemite Mariposa County means a more serene park, more wildlife to see, more beautiful views of Yosemite, and more open space to spread out in than any other time of year. Not to mention the visual wonder, the Natural Firefall at Horsetail Fall in February.
It also means you don't have to deal with the snow if you don't want to. Lower level elevation areas in the Gold Country bring warmer temperatures and great access to hiking, exploration, beautiful vistas, and wildlife viewing. Visit Yosemite Mariposa County and take in the giant sequoias, gorgeous waterfalls like Bridalveil Fall, and Yosemite's valley floor in all their frosted glory. Take a look at some of our stories for extra inspiration.Guide to the Natural Firefall Build Your Own Winter Itinerary Yosemite Mariposa for the Whole Family Staying At The Ahwahnee in Winter Winter Photography Tips Getting to Yosemite in Winter Winter Snowshoeing Romantic Winter Getaways Badger Pass Ski Area