Yosemite color aerial photos with trails marked at display in front of main valley Visitor Center

When Yosemite national park renamed the main Yosemite Valley Visitor Center to become the Yosemite Exploration Center, and built a Yosemite Valley Welcome Center.

I moved this webpage to: Yosemite color aerial photos with trails marked at display in front of Yosemite Exploration Center

map with bus stops, roads buildings

I kept some of the photos of the maps below (details about them are at the new webpage linked to above):

map of Yosemite falls trail: Yosemite topographical map showing the trail to the top of upper Yosemite falls. NPS photo.Yosemite falls trail display at visitor center with route.: photo of Yosemite cliffs with Yosemite falls trail outlined

display of Vernal Nevada falls trail: display of trail from Happy isles to Vernal and nevada falls

map with trails, topography

map with trails to Mirror Lake

Yosemite cliffs, waterfalls, trail on a map

map showing cliffs, trails on Mirror Lake loop

map with waterfalls, cliffs, trails and a few buildings

fog over colors blue and green in a narrow photo strip

Yosemite valley overnight accommodations (cabins, tent cabins, hotel rooms, campgrounds, with maps of most areas),

You can find basic to extravagant, (a few with a dress code),
casual, fast (grab and go)
or with table-side service,
indoor and outdoor food service

at multiple locations in Yosemite Valley, as well as four grocery stores

bear walking along fallen tree

The Yosemite National Park rangers would like you to call them
if you see a bear in Yosemite,
no matter where it is or what it is doing.

Since 2003 there has been a note in the Yosemite Guide: REPORT ALL BEAR SIGHTINGS! To report bear sightings, improper food storage, trash problems, and other bear-related problems, leave a message for the Bear Management team at: 1 (209) 372-0322. Your call can be made anonymously.”

bear with blue tag on ear
If you can, in all the excitement, try to notice if the bear has a tag (usually on the ear), the color of the tag and if possible, the number on it (the tag is large enough that with a telephoto lens you should be able to read the number).

bear with ear tag

From the Yosemite Daily Report newspaper:
“It is extremely important to remember to yell at bears that are in and around development, even if they are foraging on natural food. Though it is very tempting to get close for a picture, or just to watch these incredible animals, it is important not to give into this urge. Yelling at them if they are in residential areas or near people is critical to keep bears natural fear of humans. Giving bears plenty of space. When bears become too comfortable around people, they will often start causing damage to structures and vehicles, or will even become too bold around people, creating safety concerns.”

And the Yosemite Daily Report also said:
“Scare bears when you see them. . . in developed areas- Yell like you mean it!
Make as much noise as possible, try waving your arms, stomping your feet
or anything to make you look intimidating and to get the bear to run away.
We know it’s fun to see bears and it can feel mean to scare them,
but this is a simple way to truly help save a bear’s life.”

NPS bear tracks: bearlogo: from the Keep Bears Wild program NPS bear tracks: