Experience Your Yosemite
Watch this 15-minute video for an orientation to visiting Yosemite National Park.
Su Parque Nacional
¡Bienvenidos a Yosemite! A special welcome video for the Hispanic community living within a day's drive of Yosemite.
Is working for Yosemite your dream job? Watch this movie for information about the variety of National Park Service jobs in Yosemite.
Olmsted Point Plowing
Every spring, both visitors and locals look forward to the opening of the Tioga Road, a high-elevation pass that crosses Yosemite National Park. Get a glimpse of what it takes to clear snow and ice from a section of the highway known for dangerous avalanches.
Yosemite's bears are adept at finding your food! This short, subtitled (no audio) video provides an overview of how you can protect bears while visiting Yosemite.
Who would have thought that giant sequoia groves need to be burned in order to be saved? Learn how early park managers discovered the importance of fire the hard way, and see how fire is carefully managed today.
Restoring a Meadow
Floods of 1996 and 1997
Floods in Yosemite Valley aren't uncommon during spring, when the Merced River swells with melted snow. The largest, least common floods occur during winter—most recently in January 1997. See what the Valley looked like during floods in May 1996 and January 1997.
Ferguson Rockslide Footage
In spring 2006, a rockslide buried a section of Highway 140 outside Yosemite (which has since reopened). The slide remained active for weeks, allowing rare views of a rockslide in motion. This footage was shot after the main slide, but while movement was still occuring.
Did You Know?
In 1984, 83 miles of the Tuolumne River were added to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System by Congress with an amendment to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This included 54 miles of the river within Yosemite National Park.