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Yosemite tours from San Francisco, Best Times to Visit Yosemite

  1. By kevin
  2. On Apr 24, 2018
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

Book the Yosemite tours from San Francisco on the Globerouter.com website with great deals, and our travel tips shared with you about best times to visit Yosemite. Despite its enormous size, most of the tourist activity takes place within the 8-square-mile area of Yosemite Valley.

Best Times to Visit Yosemite

The best times to visit Yosemite are May and September, when the park is accessible but not too crowded. It's important to know that many roads and trails in Yosemite are closed for the majority of the year due to snow. Snow can come as early as October and arrives in full force in November, typically remaining until March. But just because the snowstorms stop in March doesn't necessarily mean closed parts of the park suddenly swing their doors open. Depending on conditions, all seasonally closed roads and trails don't open till May or June.

Best Months to Visit

May and September

With the thunder of the waterfalls in the background to drown out the few voices around you, May will allow you to have some time to appreciate the wilderness in a brisk, but bearable climate – average highs range in the mid-60s. Lows, however, stay in the mid-30s, so be sure to bring a coat with you. Aside from fewer crowds and comfortable-ish temperatures, May is the best time to visit the park for waterfalls (thanks to the melted snow). Some roads and trails may still be closed, so it's a wise idea to visit toward the end of the month.