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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Falls
Yosemite National Park - One of the most beautiful places on earth.
You will find historic buildings, awe-inspiring granote domes and waterfalls,
along with interactive visitors centers, hotels and campgrounds.

Yosemite National Park Website

First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.

Entrances - There are 5 entrances into Yosemite National Park. The road to each one offers unique sights to see along the way.
     Hetch Hetchy Entrance (Highway 120)
     Big Oak Flat Entrance ( Highway 120)
     Arch Rock Entrance (Highway 140)
     South Entrance (Highway 41)
     Tioga Pass Entrance (Highway 120)

Probably the best entrance when traveling from Sacramento is the Big Oak Flat Entrance. From the Holiday Inn Downtown Arena, the drive is right at 3 hours to the park entrance. Caution - the distance is to the park entrance itself. Yosemite Valley and visitor centers are past that point.

Entrance Fees
     Park Pass - cost $30 per vehicle at the Yosemite National Park entrance and is valid for seven days.
     Access Pass - a free lifetime admission and discount for US citizens or permanent residents with lifelone disabilities.
     Senior Pass - costs $10 for US citizens or permanent residents whoe are 62 and older.