• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • 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.

Tioga Road and Glacier Point Roads Close for the Winter Season in

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: November 29, 2006

The Tioga Road and the Glacier Point Road have closed for the winter season due to snow and icy conditions.

The Tioga Road, the continuation of California Highway 120 inside Yosemite National Park (from Crane Flat to a point five miles west of Lee Vining) closed for the season today. The road closes every year when heavy snowfall and/or ice cause impassable road conditions.

The Glacier Point Road from Badger Pass to Glacier Point is closed for the season. The Glacier Point Road from Chinquapin to Badger Pass is open to administrative traffic only and will re-open when the Badger Pass Ski Area opens for the season. Badger Pass Ski Area is expected to open on December 15, 2006, snow conditions permitting.

Yosemite National Park is open year-round. All park roads are subject to chain control or temporary closure due to hazardous winter driving conditions. Motorists must carry tire chains while traveling in the park during winter months. Chains may become mandatory on any park road at any time. The following chain control guidelines exist:

"R-1" requires vehicles to have mud and snow tires or tire chains

"R-2" requires vehicles to have 4-wheel drive or tire chains

"R-3" requires all vehicles to use tire chains.

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite call 209/372-0200. For information on road conditions outside Yosemite National Park, call Caltrans at 800/ 427-7623.

Did You Know?

Ranger talking to kids

Yosemite Conservancy’s signature project in 2013 is Youth In Yosemite. This project encompasses 12 individual youth programs that focus on education, mentoring, and wilderness exploration. One of the programs funded by Yosemite Conservancy is the Junior Ranger program, a program that benefits over 27,000 children annually. More...