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 »
Yosemite National Park Participates in 111th Annual Christmas Bird Count
Joining tens of thousands of volunteers from across the country, Yosemite National Park is participating in the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) to be held on Thursday, December 16, 2010.* This is the 79th year that Yosemite is participating in the CBC and the park has contributed over 90,000 observations to this fun and important conservation event.
*Updated 12/15 to reflect change in date from 12/19 to 12/16 due to weather.
Did You Know?
Descending from Yosemite Valley, the Merced River becomes a continuous cascade in a narrow gorge littered by massive boulders. Dropping 2,000 feet in 14 miles, canyon walls rise steeply from the river and have many seasonal waterfalls cascading down to the river.