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Yosemite National Park

Tioga Road In Yosemite National Park To Open

Yosemite National Park's famous Tioga Road, which has remained closed since last fall due to the huge winter snowpack that buried the Sierra, was to open to cyclists and hikers on Wednesday, and then to wheeled traffic on Thursday, park staff said. However, there will be limited visitor services available from the Tioga Pass Entrance Station to Crane Flat and motorists were urged to drive carefully due to debris and water that might be on the road.

4,000-Ton Rockslide Closes El Portal Road Into Yosemite National Park Through Weekend

For the second time this year, forces of nature and gravity have blocked one of the primary access routes to Yosemite National Park, with El Portal Road (Highway 140) closed at least through this weekend after a rockslide covered 150 feet of the road under up to 20 feet of debris.

Sounds Of Nature In National Parks Are Being Trampled By Noise

Standing on the rippled hillside of Checkerboard Mesa in Zion National Park, the sound came in waves as eastbound flight after eastbound flight from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas passed overhead about every 10 minutes, adding to the cacophony of traffic from the park road 100 or so yards away.

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