Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 1, 2021

Yosemite Road Opening and Closure Updates

from Yosemite National Park

UPDATED to reflect Highway 140 has reopened outside the park.
Yosemite National Park will reopen on Monday, February 1, 2021. The only access to the park will be via Highway 140.
Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 from the west) is anticipated to remain closed for several days due to hazardous road conditions.
Wawona Road (Highway 41) is closed until further notice. (Visitors will be able to access Yosemite West using Wawona Road from Yosemite Valley, but not from the south; tire chains are required.)
Hetch Hetchy Road will also be open.

Yosemite National Park has been closed since January 19 due to a series of winter storms. Strong winds and heavy, wet snow have caused trees and other hazards to impact park roads, trails, and other facilities. Park road crews have been working hard to mitigate hazards and restore safe conditions for park visitors.
Tire chains may be required at any time, even for those with four-wheel drive vehicles ( Temporary road closures possible at any time due to road and weather conditions.
For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200 (then 1).
For information on public transportation to Yosemite National Park and current bus schedules, please visit the website for the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) at

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