Please note that while Yosemite remains open during the federal government shutdown, services and facilities are very limited, and certain areas of the park are closed. For more information, please refer to the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior: visit www.nps.gov/yose and www.doi.gov/shutdown.

As the impact of the government shutdown continues to be felt, Yosemite Conservancy remains committed to supporting Yosemite National Park.

Click here for more information on the availability of Yosemite Conservancy programs and services during the shutdown.

Outdoor Adventures

If you’re looking for the best thing to do in Yosemite, join a Yosemite Conservancy Outdoor Adventure!

Outdoor Adventures

If you’re looking for the best thing to do in Yosemite, join a Yosemite Conservancy Outdoor Adventure! Our naturalist guides have lifetimes of Yosemite experience and insider knowledge.

Join us for backpacking treks, day hikes, photography workshops, bird-watching tours and discover Yosemite’s “hidden gems” with our expert naturalist-guides. We work hand-in-hand with the park to create unforgettable experiences. Camping reservations, wilderness permits and park entry fees are included so all you have to do is show up! Proceeds from your Outdoor Adventure will help ensure Yosemite’s protection for future generations.

For more information and to register, email adventures@yosemiteconservancy.org, or call 209-379-2317 x10.

Enjoy a one-night backpack adventure summiting Half Dome with an experienced naturalist guide.
August 23, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Enjoy a one-night backpack adventure summiting Half Dome with an experienced naturalist guide.
Experience a challenging and rewarding wilderness adventure in Yosemite's incomparable high country with an expert naturalist guide.
August 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Experience a challenging and rewarding wilderness adventure in Yosemite's incomparable high country with an expert naturalist guide.
Explore hidden gems in Yosemite's incomparable high country with an expert naturalist guide.
August 30, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Explore hidden gems in Yosemite's incomparable high country with an expert naturalist guide.
Photo by Jeffery Smith. Join our expert guides on a Yosemite challenge unlike any other: Backpack to Half Dome two nights via Clouds Rest along a classic Yosemite wilderness route.
September 5, 2019 to September 8, 2019
Join our expert guides on a Yosemite challenge unlike any other: Backpack to Half Dome via Clouds Rest along a classic Yosemite wilderness route.
Explore the heart of Yosemite at a relaxed pace on a backpacking trip with an expert naturalist guide.
September 6, 2019 to September 8, 2019
Explore the heart of Yosemite at a relaxed pace on a backpacking trip with an expert naturalist guide.
Enjoy a two-night backpack adventure, as you summit Half Dome with an expert naturalist guide.
September 12, 2019 to September 15, 2019
Enjoy a two-night backpack adventure, as you summit Half Dome with an expert naturalist guide.