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  • Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire

    The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »

  • Yosemite National Park is Open

    Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.

Highway 140 into Yosemite National Park Reopens After Rockfall

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Date: December 31, 2010

Highway 140/El Portal Road leading into Yosemite National Park has reopened after a large rock fell onto the roadway. The large rock fell onto the roadway yesterday, December 30, blocking traffic from entering or exiting the park via Highway 140. The rock was estimated to be approximately 10-15 feet high, six feet wide, and four feet deep.

No injuries or structural damage were reported due to the rockfall. Damage to the roadway has yet to be assessed.

All other roads, except for the seasonal closure of the Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road, remain open. Visitors are urged to be aware that chain control may be in effect while traveling through Yosemite.

For current road and weather information, please call 209-372-0200.

Did You Know?

Vernal and Nevada 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.