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The Best Outdoor Activities in Yosemite National Park

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Outdoor Yosemite National Park

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    Glacier Point , Yosemite National Park
    Take in the majesty of Yosemite from Glacier Point, a viewing area 980 m (3,214 ft) above the bottom of the valley. From here you can admire
    Tours from $229
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    Bridalveil Fall , Yosemite National Park
    At 188 m (617 ft) tall, Bridalveil Fall is one of the highlights of Yosemite National Park. This fall flows year-round, and was named for the
    Tours from $139
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    Tioga Pass , Yosemite National Park
    At an elevation of 3,031 m (9,943 ft ), Tioga Pass represents the highest highway pass in the Sierra Nevada. Serving as an entry point for Yo
    Tours from $150
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    El Capitan , Yosemite National Park
    The largest monolith of granite in the world, El Capitan, serves as one of the most popular rock climbing spots in Yosemite Valley. Located i
    Tours from $90
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    Sentinel Dome , Yosemite National Park
    A notable rock formation in Yosemite National Park, Sentinel Dome sits next to another famous domed formation. You can hike to the summit at
    Tours from $419
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    Where to stay in Yosemite National Park

    Yosemite National Park offers something for everyone. Choose from upscale or historic hotels, a well-appointed lodge, motel rooms, rustic cabins, canvas tent cabins, and developed campgrounds. Yosemite Village in the heart of the valley is the most convenient place to stay, but other accommodations line the roads leading to the village. If you can't secure a place inside the park, try the various lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, and motels on the roads leading in from the west. Staying any further out can cost you valuable time that you could be spending hiking, biking, and sightseeing. To escape from the crowds in the valley, reserve a campsite at Crane Flat or Hodgdon Meadow, which are far enough out to provide solitude but close enough to reach major valley attractions in less than half an hour. Campgrounds along Tioga Road see even fewer crowds. If you plan to visit in summer, you must reserve accommodations (even campsites) well in advance, as Yosemite remains extremely popular with both visitors from afar and those based in California.
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