California’s most direct and scenic all weather route to Yosemite National Park is itself a wonderful destination with many attractions that are open all year. Highway 120 winds through rolling hills dappled with heritage oaks, past picturesque small towns where Gold Rush history was made, and on into the dramatic high country with commanding views of the majestic Sierra Nevada. Open into Yosemite Valley all year, Highway 120 is the widest and most direct route into the Park from most of California.
Opportunities abound to leave the fast lane and relish the slower pace of bygone era along Highway 120. Hike inspiring wilderness trails, fish crystalline wild trout streams, raft the challenging rapids of the beautiful Tuolumne River, explore charming gold mining towns with colorful pasts.
At the end of the day, settle into inviting accommodations at wilderness campgrounds, modern motels or historic inns, and enjoy pizza, country fare or 4-star cuisine.
Highway 120 is open to Yosemite Valley all year — make sure you have chains in your car or that your four-wheel drive vehicle is equipped with snow tires before venturing too far into the hills. Winter storms — as the Donner Party discovered — can be sudden and have severe consequences.
Above information from here.
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