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Yosemite National Park, California

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Introduction

The famous Yosemite National Park is a touching wilderness of imposing mountains, giant forests, gushing waterfalls and daunting granite rocks. Established in 1890 to protect some of the world's most beautiful mountain terrain, Yosemite's beauty is unrivalled. Part of an area known as the High Sierras, these rugged mountains make up one of the state's most popular recreation areas.

The Yosemite Valley is a good base to explore the park, where numerous roads, bus tours, bike paths and hiking trails lead visitors from one remarkable site to another. Standing nearly a mile above the valley floor, Half Dome cliff has become the symbol of Yosemite. The other major cliff is El Capitan, which attracts rock-climbers to its sheer face, the world's largest piece of exposed granite. Glacier Point is the best place to experience a Yosemite panorama at its best, but can only be reached in summer because snow blocks the road during winter, while the cascading Yosemite Falls are the highest in North America.

Beyond Yosemite's southern entrance, Mariposa Grove features over 500 giant Sequoia trees, but for the most astounding groves - and America's deepest canyon - visit the Sequoia & Kings Canyon national parks.

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California Classic - USA West Coast

17-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,995 pp

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Discover the beauty of Yosemite National Park, austere Death Valley, bright lights of Vegas, spectacular Grand Canyon and everything in between on this definitive road trip.

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Top itineraries in Yosemite

California Classic - USA West Coast

17-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,995 pp

Special
offer

Last minute offer – Save up to £335 pp
Book by: 31 October 2017

Discover the beauty of Yosemite National Park, austere Death Valley, bright lights of Vegas, spectacular Grand Canyon and everything in between on this definitive road trip.

Highlights Of Northern California

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,330 pp incl. flights

Soaring mountain peaks, vast redwood forests, miles of spectacular coastline, vibrant cities, world-renowned wineries, iconic national parks and the largest alpine lake in North America can all be found in beautiful Northern California.

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Top places to stay in Yosemite

Majestic Yosemite Hotel (previously Ahwahnee), Yosemite

Historic hotel

Dating from 1927, this historic Four-Diamond hotel is set on a valley floor looking up in reverence to the colossal sights of Yosemite National Park.

Evergreen Lodge, Yosemite

Traditional lodge

The lodge comprises 88 log cabins, scattered carefully throughout a verdant pine forest so as to preserve the area’s intimate relationship with nature.

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Yosemite articles

Free Entrance to US National Parks: the Centenary & Other Times to Visit

The vision of 19th century artist, George Catlin, America’s National Parks Service has grown from humble beginnings, starting with just one park. The veritable grandfather of it all – Yellowstone – was once protected from poachers and misuse by the U.S. Army, a trend that continued to the second na…

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