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  • Big Oak Flat Road is closed; no access to Yosemite via Highway 120 from the west

    The Big Oak Flat Road is temporarily closed west of Crane Flat; there is no access to Yosemite via Hwy 120 from the west (except to Hetch Hetchy). Tioga Road is open and accessible if entering the park via Hwys 41 and 140, and Hwy 120 from the east. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. All other campgrounds, including Hodgdon Meadow, are open. More »


DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite offers bus tours year-round. (All tours except the Big Trees Tram Tour begin in Yosemite Valley.)

  • Valley Floor Tour is a two-hour tour of Yosemite Valley that operates all year. From approximately April through October, this is a park ranger-led, open-air tram tour (weather permitting). From around October through March, this is a bus tour.
  • Glacier Point Tour is a four-hour round-trip tour to Glacier Point and back. (One-way tickets are available.) This tour operates when the Glacier Point Road is open (typically, late May until sometime in November, conditions permitting).
  • Tuolumne Meadows Tour is an all-day tour to Tuolumne Meadows and back. (One-way tickets are available.) This tour operates from July through early September, conditions permitting.
  • Big Trees Tram Tour is a one-hour, fifteen-minute open-air tram tour through the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. This tour operates from May through October, conditions permitting.
  • The Grand Tour combines aspects of the Valley Floor, Glacier Point, and Big Trees Tram Tours into an all-day tour. This tour operates from late May through October, conditions permitting.

In addition, interpretive programs (nature & history walks) are offered year-round by National Park Service rangers, concessioner staff, and other park partners.

All regularly scheduled programs are listed in Yosemite Guide.

The Yosemite Conservancy offers custom adventures such as birding quests, challenging hikes, and more.

Self-guiding trails are available in several areas of the park:

Did You Know?

Great gray owl (photo by Cameron Rognan)

In 90 years of serving Yosemite National Park, the Conservancy has seen many accomplishments. From restoring the habitat of the great gray owl to funding the first museum in the Valley, Yosemite Conservancy has played a vital role in the preservation and protection of Yosemite. More...