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  • Address: Highway 41
As you drive north on Highway 41 towards Yosemite Valley, you'll pass through a tunnel and, on other side, you'll be treated to an epic view: Bridalveil Fall spills over granite cliffs into a verdant valley while El Capitan and Half Dome stand sentry. Originally constructed in 1933, Tunnel View is the most famous—and visited—scenic overlook in Yosemite.

A 2008 renovation included a more accessible viewing area, improved traffic flow and educational exhibits. Every vista from Tunnel View is picture-worthy, but for frame-worthy light, try to time your stop at Tunnel View to coincide with sunset, when the light turns to shadow and sweeps across the valley.

Practical Info

From the junction of Highway 41 and Highway 140 in Yosemite Valley, head south on Highway 41 toward Wawona. Drive for about 1.6 miles and pull into the parking area on the side of the road just before the tunnel. From the south entrance of the park, near the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, drive 24.5 miles north on Highway 41. When you pass through the road’s only tunnel, you've arrived.

Tours & Tickets

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Small-Group Tour of Yosemite from Lake Tahoe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Join us on this exclusive fully narrated journey to Yosemite National Park from Lake Tahoe by a professional tour guide. This is an opportunity to experience ...  Read more

Location: South Lake Tahoe, California
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00

Private Yosemite and Glacier Point Experience

Enjoy a luxurious 9-hour private experience of Yosemite with the opportunity to tour at your own pace and schedule. You'll also have the option between an ...  Read more

Location: Fresno, California
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $725.00

3-Day Yosemite Camping Adventure from San Francisco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

Explore America's favorite national park on a three-day camping trip that takes you off the beaten path to trails and sights unseen by most who venture here. ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $368.99

2-Day Semi-Guided Tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

Calling all adventurers and independent travelers! Maximize your visit to Yosemite with an overnight stay on this comprehensive 2-day tour from San Francisco. ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $362.00

Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from San Francisco

Want to visit Yosemite and Glacier Point from San Francisco? Take this guided tour that will provide transportation! Take Amtrak to Fresno, where you will ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $345.00

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