Yosemite National Park is returning to operations after a three-month hiatus, and while reservations are limited to maintain distancing for guests, the park is as amazing as ever.
Think Yosemite is only an option in the summertime? Think again! Whether you’re considering a vacation for later in the year or for 2021, we think Yosemite should be on your radar.
The Bustling of Autumn
From changing leaves to busy bears, fall is full of wonderful sights in Yosemite. The wildlife is among its most active as it prepares for winter and with the summer crowds fading and the waterfalls slowing to a trickle, the park feels more peaceful than ever. Travel late in the fall and you may even catch the first bit of snow on top of the iconic Half Dome!le Advanced settings.
Winter Comes to the Valley
When winter’s soft blanket of snow covers Yosemite, the valley and mountains become truly transformed. Waterfalls turn into frozen pillars and the open fields become winter wonderlands, ready for playing and frolicking. Join our guides on a hike and you can even search for animal tracks in the fresh snow.
Spring is one of the most dynamic seasons in Yosemite. As the winter’s snow melts, the park’s waterfalls and rivers begin to rush and roar. Bears emerge from the winter’s slumber and blooming flowers coat the valley floor. Spring is a perfect time to explore the park’s flora – such as the giant Sequoia of Mariposa Grove – with our expert guides.
Summer in the Sierra
It’s no wonder that summer is a busy time in Yosemite! With most of the park’s trails and roads open after snow has melted, the valley and the high country are yours to explore. See the iconic rock formations like El Capitan and Sentinel Dome and travel outside of the valley for a hike through Tuolumne Meadows to escape the crowds below.