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  • Tioga Road is Closed

    The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) is closed due to snow; there is no estimated opening date, although it usually opens sometime in May. More »

  • Rain and snow is forecast Friday and Saturday

    The Glacier Point Road is closed and will be reevaluated on Sunday. Tire chains may be required; bring and be prepared to use them if visiting this weekend. Check current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (then dial 1 then 1).

Glacier Point Road and Tioga Road Closed / Half Dome Cables Down for Season

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Date: October 20, 2009

The Glacier Point and Tioga Roads in Yosemite National Park are closed due to snow and ice on the roadways.  The park is receiving snow at the higher elevations and both roads have been closed.  Once the weather system clears out of the area, an assessment will be made as to whether or not to reopen the roads.  A warming pattern is anticipated tomorrow afternoon.

The Half Dome Cables have been taken down for the season.  The cables are taken down each fall and will be put up in the spring of 2010.  Visitors are strongly advised against attempting to summit Half Dome without the cables in place as the rock under the cables is extremely slippery and may be wet and/or icy even in seemingly dry conditions.

Did You Know?

Nevada and Vernal Falls

In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.