Yosemite National Park
Yosemite is located in the Central Sierra Nevada Range in California. It is 1,200 square miles, contains thousands of lakes and ponds, granite domes and cliffs, and offers over 800 miles of hiking trails and 350 miles of roads. Elevations vary from 2,000 to over 13,000 feet. El Capitan is the largest and highest monolith in the world and climbers from all over the world come here to enjoy its challenges.
Yosemite Valley is at an elevation of 4,000 feet and is approximately over 7 square miles, and it is the most popular destination for most visitors in the park. The Valley receives over 4 million visitors yearly, mostly between April and October. Traffic can be at its peak during the summer months, which is why the free Valley shuttle is recommended.
Yosemite offers many things to do for all ages: camping, hiking, backpacking, tours, ranger and interpretive programs, art and photography, biking, birdwatching, fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, water activities, volunteering and winter sports! You can enjoy Yosemite all year round.
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