Visiting Yosemite In October

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Fall in Yosemite is one of the least crowded times of the year, making it a great time to enjoy the natural beauty of the park without being too interrupted by your fellow man. Opportunities for fun, sightseeing, and wildlife watching are arguably just as prevalent throughout Yosemite in the fall as they are in the summer. Here are just a few great activities that you can enjoy with your loved ones during the fall season in Yosemite.


Stroll with a Ranger

Learn about the wonders of the park on a ranger-guided stroll. Programs are offered daily throughout the park on various topics including bears, waterfalls, and more. For details, go to the Visitor Center.

Explore Like A Junior Ranger!

Become a Junior Ranger and learn how you can help protect your park. To become a Junior Ranger, purchase a self-guided booklet, attend a guided program, collect a bag of trash, then take your oath and earn your badge. Guided programs are listed in the Visitor Center.

Visit The Visitor Center and Bookstore

The Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and Yosemite Conservancy Bookstore are open from 9am to 5pm. They are located west of the main post office, near shuttle stops #5 and #9. The facility offers information, maps, and books. Explore the exhibits and learn how Yosemite’s landscape was formed!

Visit the Yosemite Museum

Learn the history of Yosemite Indians by exploring a museum collection that includes remarkable woven baskets and traditional dress. Tour the outdoor IndianVillage or talk with an Indian cultural demonstrator. Shuttle stops #5 and #9. Hours are posted in the Visitor Center.

Take a Photography Class

Learn how to best capture the landscape of Yosemite by joining a photography expert from The Ansel Adams Gallery. Several classes are offered each week. Some have fees, some are free. Learn more and sign up at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Village. Shuttle stops #5 and #9.



Scenic Wonders invites you to visit beautiful Yosemite. Stay in one of our Yosemite West family homes or condominiums.  Call our reservation desk at 1-888-YOSEMITE.

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