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A view of Half Dome from a Yosemite National Park roadway

Ways to See Yosemite

There are plenty of ways to visit one of the most iconic National Parks in the world, and we’ve curated a list to make it easy for all those staying with us at Tenaya at Yosemite.

 

2024 Peak-Hours Reservations

A reservation will be required to drive into or through Yosemite National Park on certain days from April 13 – October 27, 2024.

  • April 13 – June 20: A reservation is required from 5 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays (May 27 and June 19)
  • July 1 – August 16: A reservation is required from 5 AM to 4 PM every day
  • August 17 – October 27: A reservation is required from 5 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays (September 2 and October 14)

 

Yosemite 360° Tours

A great way to see the Park is on one of our Yosemite 360° Tours. Imagine a day filled with awe-inspiring sights, hidden gems, and the captivating stories of Yosemite National Park. That’s the magic you’ll experience with Yosemite 360° Tours!

Our expert guides, passionate storytellers, and Yosemite enthusiasts will lead you on an unforgettable adventure. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and more while learning this iconic Park’s fascinating history and secrets. Private tours are also available for booking. Yosemite 360° Tour guests do not need to make a Peak Hour Reservation into Yosemite National Park on the day of their tour.

 

Tenaya Shuttles

We invite guests staying at Tenaya at Yosemite to hop on our convenient shuttles. The Tenaya Shuttles take guests directly to the heart of Yosemite National Park, where they can access iconic hikes such as Yosemite Falls, Mirror Lake, and the Mist Trail and spend the day exploring the park on their own. Tenaya Shuttle guests do not need to make a Peak Hour Reservation into Yosemite National Park on the day they ride with us.

Tenaya Shuttles will make their return trip to Tenaya at Yosemite at 3:00 pm PST from Lot 7 (Yosemite Valley Lodge). Be sure to catch this ride to ensure a smooth return after your day of adventure.

Seat Prices: $39 per person, ages 3 and up (age 2 and under ride for free!)

Shuttle Schedule:

  • Departs Tenaya at Yosemite at 7:00 am PDT at Port-Cochere
  • Arrives at Yosemite Valley Lodge (Lot 7) at 8:30 am PDT
  • Departs from Yosemite Valley Lodge (Lot 7) at 3:00 pm PDT
  • Arrives to Tenaya at Yosemite at 4:30 pm PDT

To book your seat, please refer to your Tenaya at Yosemite room reservation confirmation email or call our concierge at (559) 692-8985.

*Tenaya Shuttles are available ONLY to guests staying at Tenaya at Yosemite. Guests must cancel their reservation within 24 hours of their scheduled Tenaya Shuttle to receive a full refund. There is a one-time pick-up from Yosemite National Park back to Tenaya at Yosemite at 3:00 pm PDT. Failure to meet these expectations will result in a $250 charge for a vehicle pickup from Yosemite National Park.

 

Make a Reservation

Day-use reservations for Yosemite National Park are available via Recreation.gov. For more information, please visit our Alert page.

 

Public Transportation

The YARTS bus runs year-round along Highway 140 from Merced, or from May to September along the following routes: Highway 41 from Fresno; Highway 120 from Sonora; Highway 120/395 from Mammoth Lakes. Each route ends in Yosemite Valley.

Advance reservations for summer service tickets on Highway 120, 140, and 41 are available now. Summer seats will require advance reservations, with a fraction of seats being available for same-day purchase.