Yosemite Valley truly is the heart of Yosemite National Park. The granite monoliths, towering waterfalls, and pastoral meadows provide visitors with breathtaking scenery. Though covering only a small fraction of the entire Park, Yosemite Valley offers its visitors endless memorable sights including Mirror Lake, Glacier Point, and Half Dome.
Were you to stand at Inspiration Point for a solid year and look out at Yosemite Valley, every moment would offer up a different sight—each of them breathtaking. Most visitors know Yosemite summer activities – rafting, biking, hiking, horseback riding, climbing, and High Sierra Camps. There’s a quieter—but just as exquisite—Yosemite waiting to be explored.