Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
Natural Resource Statistics
If you count the length of the spectacular waterfalls to the height of the majestic mountains, Yosemite’s natural resources add up to be quite impressive to the 3.7 million annual visitors taking in the view.
Mammals: Approximately 90 species
Flowering plants: Approximately 1,500 species
Christine White Loberg
Yosemite Falls: 2,425 feet (with its three sections, it makes up the tallest waterfall in North America)
Bridalveil Fall: 620 feet
Elevations of Popular Sites (above sea level)
El Capitan: 7,569 feet and 3,593 feet from the base
Elevations of Tallest Peaks (above sea level)
Mt. Lyell: 13,114 feet (tallest point in the park)
Climate (Yosemite Valley)
Did You Know?
Natural fires in Yosemite are often no more than a single burning snag (standing dead tree) or a slow moving, low intensity fire that cleans underbrush from the forest floor. These fires prevent unwanted fires by removing accumulating forest debris that can fuel a larger fire in hot, dry conditions.