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 »
Half Dome Cables Day Use Permits Available March 1
Yosemite National Park will implement the Half Dome Cables Day Use Permit Interim Program beginning this summer for ascending the Half Dome cables on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. No permits will be required for the Half Dome cables Monday through Thursday. Permit reservations will be accepted starting Monday, March 1, at 7:00 a.m. PST for the months of May and June.
It is anticipated that demand for the Half Dome Cables Day Use Permits will be high. Visitors are urged to become familiar with www.recreation.gov prior to the first available date of March 1. For step by step directions on how to secure a reservation to climb the cables on Half Dome, it is recommended visitors read the suggestions at http://www.recreation.gov/resource/contracts/nrso/Half_Dome_Permit_Process.pdf.
Did You Know?
In March 1987, the largest historical rockfall in Yosemite National Park deposited an estimated 1.5 million tons of debris at the base of Three Brothers, closing Northside Drive for several months.