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Gateway to Yosemite

The Merced River in Yosemite National Park

Visit 1,170 miles of nature’s most awe-inspiring scenery in Yosemite National Park. See Half Dome, El Capitan, Tuolumne Meadows, Bridalveil and Yosemite Falls. Daily tours are available or for the more adventurous, try rock climbing, river rafting, bicycling, or snowshoeing or skiing in the winter.

Visit Yosemite from Merced and retrace the original route along Hwy 140, established in 1926. This was the first route into Yosemite that brought travelers directly to the valley floor along the Merced River Canyon. You’ll have an excellent view of geology in action!

National Park Entrance Fees are $20.00 per car or buy an individual pass for $10.00. For current road conditions call the California Welcome Center at 209-384-2791. For a regional map please browse to our Maps area.

YARTS, (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) offers and alternative to driving to the park. Ample storage allows for easy transport of luggage and bicycles. YARTS service departs daily from the Merced Transportation Center. For detailed schedule information and tickets, browse to or call YARTS at 1-877-98YARTS (989-2787)