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).
Road Construction Delays Extended For One Weekend in Yosemite National Park
Traffic Delays Will Occur Early on Friday, October 8 and Sunday, October 10
Construction delays on the Wawona Road will be extended tomorrow, Friday, October 8 and Sunday, October 10. The nighttime delays, on these two days only, will start at 6:00 p.m. instead of 9:00 p.m. These extended hours of delays are occurring to complete the project by November, 2010. These extended hours only include this Friday, October 8 and this Sunday, October 10. After these two days, work will resume on the road and the existing delays will be in effect.
Did You Know?
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.