Yosemite has it all – mountains, waterfalls, meadows, wilderness and forests. And all the natural features are among the world’s most exceptional. Half Dome and El Capitan, two vertical rock formations, are the park’s landmarks and attract talented climbers from all over the world who dare to tackle the monoliths. There’s also Yosemite Falls, one of North America's tallest waterfalls at 2,425 feet high, and a wide variety of rare plant and animal species, including three groves of ancient sequoia trees.
It’s a paradise for any traveler who loves the outdoors, with numerous activities available across the nearly 1,200 square miles. They include hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding and rafting, as well as skiing and snowboarding in the winter.