You can drive to Yosemite all year and enter via Highways 41, 140, and 120 from the west. Tioga Pass Entrance (via Highway 120 from the east) is closed from around November through late May or June. Hetch Hetchy is open all year but may close intermittently due to snow. Please note that GPS units do not always provide accurate directions to or within Yosemite.
Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles (3,100 square km) in the Sierra Nevada, with elevations ranging from about 2,000 feet (600 m) to 13,000 ft (4,000 m). Yosemite receives 95% of its precipitation between October and May (and over 75% between November and March). Most of Yosemite is blanketed in snow from about November through May. (Yosemite Valley can be rainy or snowy in any given winter storm.)
Non-commercial car, pickup truck, RV, or van with 15 or fewer passenger seats - $30.00
This fee is valid for seven days.
Motorcycle - $25.00
The fee is valid for seven days. Cost is per motorcycle (not per person).
Foot, bicycle, horse, or non-commercial bus or van with more than 15 passenger seats - $15.00
This fee is valid for seven days. People 15 years and younger are free.
Commercial Tour (sedan up to six seats) - $25.00
The fee is $25 plus $15 per person.
Commercial Tour (van, 7-15 seats, regardless of occupancy) - $125.00
Commercial Tour (mini bus, 16-25 seats, regardless of occupancy) - $200.00
Commercial Tour (motor coach, 26 or more seats, regardless of occupancy) - $300.00
Yosemite Annual Pass - $60.00
Annual pass providing free entrance to Yosemite for 12 months from the date of purchase.
America the Beautiful—National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass - $80.00
Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for national parks and other federal fee areas. This replaces the National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Pass.
Annual Pass for US Military - $0.00
Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for all active military personnel and their dependents. (For active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173).)
Access Pass - $0.00
Lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. You can also get this pass by mail for $10. https://store.usgs.gov/pass/access.html
Senior Pass - $80.00
Lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents who are age 62 or older. You can also get this pass by mail for an additional $10. $80: Lifetime $20: Annual