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Yosemite National Park

The world-renowned views of Yosemite National Park are infamous for the steep granite cliffs, tremendous stretches of land loaded with giant trees, and majestic waterfalls. From Glacier Point, see stunning sights like Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls (accessible by car late May through November). Explore the park to see other landmarks like El Capitan, Bridalveil Falls and the gorgeous Tuolumne Meadows.  

Or let someone else do the driving and take advantage of YARTS (Yosemite Area Transportation System)--a regularly scheduled, fixed public bus route which operates year-round. YARTS takes travelers into Yosemite, and allows you to safely enjoy the scenery in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. 

Before you visit, stay up to date on the latest park conditions by visit the National Park Service website.

 

How to See Yosemite 'Firefall' in February 2023

Don't miss this incredible phenomenon that occurs every February in Yosemite National Park! Watch as the setting sun lights up Horsetail Fall, located on the eastern side of El Capitan. The lighting effect causes the rushing waters to glow orange, appearing as a "firefall." The phenomenon only happens when there is a clear sky and Horsetail Fall is flowing.

If you want to see the "firefall" in 2023, you'll need to make a reservation. Yosemite National Park is requiring reservations on these dates: February 10-12; February 17-19; February 24-26.  

Find more information on how to make a reservation here.

 

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