Improve Access to Yosemite’s Iconic Scenic Vistas: Tuolumne Meadows

Visitors from around the world come to Yosemite to experience the majestic landscapes. Many people take a scenic drive to see the park’s most famous icons from well-known viewpoints, such as Tunnel View or Glacier Point. These scenic vistas connect visitors to the beauty and majesty of the park and create wonderful memories in the process.

Re-establishing these vistas according to the park’s Scenic Vista Management Plan gives visitors better access to safe and environmentally sound locations from which to enjoy the grandeur of Yosemite. This year, the Conservancy is funding a project to re-establish historic scenic vistas in the Tuolumne River corridor along Tioga Road, where encroaching vegetation has obscured the once-marvelous views.

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Project Notes

This work will open scenic vistas that were changing due to encroachment from lodgepole pines. New visitors can experience for themselves these historic views, and experienced visitors will be encouraged to remain on areas previously built for that purpose. These scenic views will continue to connect visitors to the grand spectacle of the Sierras.

Kevin McCardle
Historical Landscape Architect
Yosemite National Park