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Yosemite News

Get the latest news and articles from in and around Yosemite National Park to help you start your next mountain adventure. Here you will find tips and tricks for exploring Yosemite National Park as well as insider information about Yosemite and its surroundings.

Yosemite Valley sunrise.

Best Place to Watch a Sunrise in Yosemite

Looking for the best place to watch a sunrise in Yosemite? From the famous Glacier Point to iconic Tunnel View, Yosemite is a paradise for sunseekers and hikers alike. Read on for a list of some of the best places to watch a sunrise in Yosemite! Glacier Point Glacier Point is one of the best […]

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A happy couple hiking in Yosemite National Park.

Best Time to Visit Yosemite for Hiking

The best time to visit Yosemite for hiking depends on the hiker – while late May and early September are the most popular times to visit due to smaller crowds and mild temperatures, there are trails fit for every time of year in Yosemite. Read on for a seasonal breakdown of the best times to […]

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The breathtaking fall foliage makes it the best time of year to visit yosemite

Best Time to Visit Yosemite to Avoid Crowds

Yosemite National Park is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and iconic landmarks, attracting millions of visitors annually. This well-deserved popularity leads to larger crowds during peak travel seasons – so many may argue that the best time to visit Yosemite to avoid crowds is in early spring, late fall, and winter. Read on to […]

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Driving through Yosemite National Park is a great way to see more of the beauty the park has to offer.

Where to Start in Yosemite

Yosemite National Park boasts over 1,200 square miles of majestic wilderness to explore, an incredible but overwhelming truth when you have to decide where to start in Yosemite. When you’re ready to experience one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders, let the experts at Rush Creek Lodge and Evergreen Lodge provide you with insider […]

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Rush Creek Lodge views.

Hotels Near Yosemite National Park West Entrance

Stay at a hotel near Yosemite National Park’s west entrance so you are ready for your outdoor adventures. Two exceptional lodges near the west entrances are Rush Creek Lodge and Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite. Here’s all you need to know about these properties near the Big Oak Flat and Hetch Hetchy entrances. Hotels near Big […]

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Merced River in Yosemite Valley during summer.

Where to Stay in Yosemite in the Summer

When you’re deciding where to stay in Yosemite this summer, consider that the top Yosemite hotels offer excellent accommodations with easy access to the national park and many warm-weather activities. Whether you spend your days exploring the nearby trails with waterfalls, granite monoliths, and ancient sequoias or playing on the property, splashing in the pools, […]

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Outdoor pool area at Rush Creek Lodge in Yosemite.

Things to Do in Yosemite Besides Hiking

While the trails are a major draw for families visiting Yosemite, the area offers many things to do in Yosemite besides hiking. In fact, this vacation destination includes options for everyone, whether you’re a nature lover, fitness buff, or you simply want to relax and enjoy time with your family.  Staying at Rush Creek or […]

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Driving through Yosemite National Park is a great way to see more of the beauty the park has to offer.

Driving Through Yosemite

One of the best times to drive through Yosemite is from May/June through early autumn. During the cooler months, from November through April, several roads are closed for the winter and weather during this time of year may affect driving conditions on other roads. While many visitors come to Yosemite National Park for day hiking, […]

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Tunnel View at Yosemite National Park.

How Many Days Should I Spend In Yosemite?

Plan on spending two to four days in Yosemite if you want enough time to see all the amazing sights. This will give you plenty of time to see Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Glacier Point, and enjoy some hiking trails. Whether you have two, three, or four days to experience the breathtaking views of Yosemite, […]

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Stargazing at Yosemite National Park tops the list of what to do in Yosemite at night.

What to Do in Yosemite at Night: 10 Things to Do After Dark

During the day, guests at Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge have access to hiking trails, wellness spas, spacious play areas, bike and equipment rentals, hot tubs, and saltwater pools. But to round out your Yosemite experience, you’ll also need to know what to do in Yosemite at night. From s’mores by the fire to […]

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