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Family Hike in Yosemite
"Spend quality time with your family while hiking and learning the natural history of Yosemite National Park from our local guides. These interpretative tours combine short easy hike with outdoor educational sessions that will benefit children and pare lake or stream. These introductory hiking tours are perfect for beginners. Expect to hike four to five miles with minimal elevation gains. Tours will last approximately four to five hours. Moderate HikeEscape from the masses and take some of Yo"""Enjoy a pleasant half-day hike on a relatively gentle trail in Yosemite Valley or the High Country that will allow for excellent photo opportunities and a chance to picnic perched atop a magnificent vista point or alongside a meadow lake or stream. These introductory hiking tours are perfect for beginners."title=Highlights&1=Hike+through+Yosemite+or+the+High+Country+with+an+introductory+hike+perfect+for+the+whole+family&2=Select+the+best+hike+for+your+schedule%2C+with+multiple+times+offered+throughout+the+day&3=Bring+the+whole+family+on+an+outdoor+adventure
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2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco
"Immerse yourself in the beauty and solitude of Yosemite National Park in the winter with this 2-day tour from San Francisco. Throughout your trip your guide will teach you about the history of Yosemite and give you great advice on how to get the most out of your time in the park.""""Escape to the snow-capped mountains of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco for two full days. Take a coach tour of Yosemite Valley with your guide and enjoy various activities during your free time such as hiking and snowshoeing. Soak in views o Yosemite is said to be best in the winter months!Likely to Sell Out: Rooms at the Yosemite Lodge often sell out months in advance. Reserve early to avoid disappointment"title=Highlights&1=2-day+winter+tour+of+Yosemite+National+Park+from+San+Francisco&2=Take+a+coach+tour+of+spectacular+Yosemite+Valley+and+enjoy+views+of+famous+sites+such+as+Half+Dome&3=Stay+overnight+at+the+cozy+Yosemite+Lodge+at+the+Falls&4=Choose+from+a2 days / 1 night
From $473.00
 
Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
"Gear up for your full-day Yosemite adventure with early morning pickup from your San Francisco hotel. Relax aboard your 20-passenger luxury biodesel van across the Bay Bridge offering great views of San Francisco Bay the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.Making your way across the Central Valley — one of the largest agricultural regions in the United States — make a 10-minute stop at a street-side fruit stand for a chance to purchase some fresh local nuts or fruit. arrive at Yosemite National Park a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its spectacular granite cliffs waterfalls massive sequoia groves and biological diversity. Start your visit with a 1.5-hour driving tour through the park’s main attraction
From $179.00

Ribbon Falls Tips (12)

Ribbon Fall

After getting back on the main road, you'll see El Capitan looming off to your left, but just before the enormous monolith, you'll see this high, thin waterfall pouring from the peak just before El...
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acemj
Jun 09, 2004

Ribbons Falls - next to El Capitan

This is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world dropping 1612 feet but can only be viewed through the spring months. I've heard by July it will be dried up. Luckily for me we had a very rainy...
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annk
Jun 10, 2005

This is Ribbon Falls

easily seen to the left of El Capitan from the Valley road, Ribbon creek drops a sheer 1,612 feet, making this the highest single drop waterfall in North America.It is best to observe it in late...
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Virtuous_Tourist
Jun 07, 2003

Ribbon Fall

Ribbon Fall often goes unnoticed by park visitors, despite the fact it is the tallest free-falling waterfall in the US. Just west of El Capitan, Ribbon Fall plunges 1,612 feet from the rim of the...
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chewy3326
Jun 30, 2006

Ribbon Falls - The Name Says It All

Ribbon Falls may pale in comparison with Bridalveil Falls, but since they greet incoming travelers at roughly the same time, the less robust but much higher falls is worth a closer look. At 1,612...
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mrclay2000
May 05, 2003

Ribbon Falls - A Different Look

When taken in a panorama with the forest and the brooding cliffs that form Yosemite Valley, even such a sliver of falling water as Ribbon Falls enhances the frame. Ribbon Falls is well-named, since...
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mrclay2000
Oct 20, 2003

Ribbon Falls - On a Scale

Don't draw back too far though. Otherwise the Ribbon nearly disappears. In certain seasons the water barely appears at all. Like Yosemite Falls deeper into the Valley, the backdrop behind Ribbon Falls...
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mrclay2000
Oct 20, 2003

Ribbons Falls in April 2011

Ribbon Falls is often missed because it is dry in the later summer months, and because opposite it, in the western Yosemite Valley, is the very full and easy to access Bridal Veil Falls. Yet, Ribbon...
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atufft
Apr 27, 2011

Ribbon Falls

To the left of El Capitan is the highestdrop of a waterfall in the US - Ribbon Falls.It usually dries up by this time but in 1979it was still flowing, but a little. I rode abicycle here from San...
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johncudw
Oct 26, 2006

Ribbon Falls

Ribbon Falls is one of the first and most impressive falls visitors will see when entering Yosemite Valley. At 1612 feet, it is also one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. This is however, a...
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Ewingjr98
Apr 03, 2007

Ribbon Falls

Ribbon Falls is approriately named. It's narrow and hard to spot, tucked in a little nook next to El Capitan. It's one of the last waterfalls to appear in spring and one of the first to dry up as it...
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Ischyros
Aug 17, 2003

Ribbon Falls and El Capitan in April 2013

Ribbon Falls goes away in summer, so the best time to visit this beauty is definitely in spring. Here are images from Spring 2013, somewhat of a drought year, but just after a small rain storm. For...
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atufft
Apr 04, 2013
 
 
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"The Incomparable Valley (and Park)"
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Things to Do Near Ribbon Falls

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Bridal Veil Falls

From the tunnel to Tunnel view, your next stop will be Bridalveil fall. You see the fall as you drive down towards the tunnel, but from the parking lot, the falls is giant and so close. From the...
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Ahwahnee Hotel

We didn't stay at the Ahwahnee Hotel, so I can't comment on its lodging attributes, but we did have a few rounds at the bar after a long day of hiking, and we spent about 30-40 minutes walking around...
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Sentinel Dome

This is a hiking trail that you MUST take when you visit yosemite. The ease vs the reward comparison is unmatched in the whole park. Located just two to three miles before the end of Glacier Point...
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Valley

This is a must do, even if there is traffic. The views are amazing and there are plenty of parking along side the road if there is a view you would like to see a little longer.Coming into the valley,...
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Glacier Point

Nothing prepares you for what you see when you get to Glacier Point in Yosemite. It is a high point way above the valley floor. From the gate, it is about a 25-30 minute drive. There is parking and...
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Cemetery

Numerous native Americans, pioneers, and park visitors are buried at the cemetery that is located between the museum complex and the worker residential housing to the west. Most notable that I found...
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