Yosemite National Park was officially established by the United States Congress 131 years ago today after a successful movement led by conservation activist and founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir. Spanning nearly one million acres across four major counties in central California, Yosemite’s waterfalls, mountains and glaciers have been protected for more than a century thanks to Muir's efforts. A bucket-list travel destination known for its scenic vistas and biological diversity, Yosemite National Park is visited by about 4 million people every year and is one of America’s most popular national parks. Click here to start planning your visit to Yosemite National Park!
“It is easier to feel than to realize, or in any way explain, Yosemite grandeur. The magnitudes of the rocks and trees and streams are so delicately harmonized, they are mostly hidden.” —