Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. - NPS.gov 

First protected in 1864, the 1,200 square miles of Yosemite National Park host some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes on earth – you will find one of a kind adventures year round! Yosemite only closes when deep snowfall inhibits plow access (which is very rare).

Allow your soul to be touched by the pristine beauty of the Yosemite Valley’s majestic natural wonders...

 


 

Half Dome
Yosemite’s most famous rock formation, Half Dome rises more than 4,737ft above the valley floor. Permits are required to finish the hike on the cabled portion of the granite dome. 

The Glacier Point
Drive or hike to The Glacier Point which towers 3,200 feet above the valley floor and provides a breathtaking view of the park’s most beloved sites. 

The Mariposa Grove
The Mariposa Grove contains about 500 mature giant sequoias, perhaps the largest living things on Earth, the oldest giant sequoias may exceed 3,000 years in age. Drive, take a tram tour or hike to escape the crowds. 

Tenaya Lake
Tenaya Lake, on Tioga Road, is the most beautiful lake for kayaking in Yosemite, a perfect spot for picnics and swimming on the east beach of the lake. 

El Capitan 
El Capitan is 3,000 feet of sheer rock granite – drawing visitors, photographers and elite climbers to visit in late February as conditions align for the setting sun to turn Ribbon Falls into a dancing fire of light. 

The Awahnee Hotel
Take a step back in time with an interpretive naturalist at The Ahwahnee. A great spot for snowshoeing, explore the magnificent halls, great rooms, and grounds as you examine The Ahwahnee’s unique history and design, and the role The Ahwahnee has played throughout Yosemite’s National Park Service history.

Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in North America, can be seen from myriad of locations throughout the valley. In winter, a majestic ice cone forms at it’s base and roaring runoff can be seen and heard April through June.

Badger Pass
Whether skiing, snowshoeing beneath a full moon, or ice skating you’ll find yourself reconnecting with nature and each other. Badger Pass at Yosemite is a full-service, family friendly ski facility providing ski and snowboard lessons, equipment, a ski shop, childcare, cafeteria and lounge.

Ice Skating & Snow Shoeing
Ice skating at Curry Village with Half Dome as your backdrop is one of the most enchanting experiences you will ever have. In the evening, find the outdoor fire ring to stay warm while sharing stories and s’mores with family and friends.

Cross Country Skiing
Yosemite offers more than 90 miles of marked trails and 25 miles of machine-groomed track. In addition to tranquil day trips, there are heated overnight ski huts and lounge areas available at Glacier Point.

So Many, Many More Things to Do!
Imagine gold panning on the same rivers that the original California Gold Rush miners worked during the beginning of California’s rich history. From fly fishing on sub-alpine lakes, to white water rafting on the Tuolumne River or relaxing horseback rides, Yosemite Family Adventures will take you to amazing locations throughout the park...there is something for everyone.Visit www.yfaguides.com and www.mlacharters.com to find out what’s possible.

 

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