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Shuttle and the valley

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Shuttle and the valley

Does the shuttle hit all the major attractions in the valley? Also, do you need an entire day to see everything in the valley? Is there a map of just the valley attractions anywhere that I can print out? Also, we will be arriving on a Monday to Rush Creek Lodge around 630-700 in the evening? Is that too late to see anything? Sunset is 700 in SF so Im assuming it will be too dark? Thanks!

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1. Re: Shuttle and the valley

Are you into long hikes? Then you need multiple days to do Yosemite Valley.

If you just want to see Half Dome, El Capitan, take a walk to see the falls, perhaps a meal or drink at the historic Majestic Hotel you can do it in a day.

If you are pressed for time you might want to sign up for a valley floor tour - its great to have those awesome views. Shuttles have a good route to see things but can get overly full.

https:/…tours.htm

and for shuttle route

https:/…valleyshuttle.pdf

Other areas such as Glacier Point and Toulumne Meadow are not in Yosemite Valley.

There is also the Pioneer Village by Wawona.

If you want to see more of the park, you need minimum two days.

Of course, with more days you can explore more trails, etc.

Edited: 27 July 2017, 10:25
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2. Re: Shuttle and the valley

Thanks for info. and links. We enjoy hikes but will only be here for two full days so shorter hikes this trip. Looking to do valley one day and Glacier Point/ Meadows and some falls the second day. Will any of the falls still be running at the very beginning of Oct this year?

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3. Re: Shuttle and the valley

Hi

The waterfalls that are fed by rivers will still have water (Vernal & Nevada.) The waterfalls that are fed by seasonal streams may be dry, or may have water from a recent storm (Yosemite Falls.)

The top Questions on the right includes trip reports, suggested ideas for Yosemite Valley and for Glacier Point, maps and more.

Tunnel View & Bridalveil Fall are not on the shuttle loop. See those when you drive in toward the Valley (short detour) or save them for your Glacier Point tourism day.

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4. Re: Shuttle and the valley

If you're planning to do Tuolumne Meadows and Glacier Point in the same day, make sure you get and early start as they are about a 2.5 hour drive apart. It can be done though without feeling too rushed; last fall I stayed in Lee Vining, got up early and drove to Tuolumne Meadows and hiked Lembert Dome, then drove to the Glacier Point area and hiked the Sentinel Dome/Taft Point loop. Long day, but definitely worth it!

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5. Re: Shuttle and the valley

To my knowledge, there was not a stop at Bridalveil Falls, either. I think it was a 10-15 minute walk from the shuttle stop to the BVFalls parking area.

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6. Re: Shuttle and the valley

No shuttle covers Bridalveil Falls. The "shuttle stop" mentioned in #5 sounds like the El Capitan Shuttle, which only operates in the summer not year round. From the stop E-6, it's a 1.5 mile walk to Bridalveil Falls (much more than 10 minutes).

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