5 Yosemite Adventures For Your Winter Bucket List

By: The Outbound Collective + Save to a List

Explore Yosemite in its most rugged time of year.

As with any adventure in the backcountry during winter, be sure you have the essential safety knowledge, skills, and gear.  

Yosemite National Park is one of those special places where each season seems to be more beautiful than the last, and winter is no exception. If anything, it’s the most spectacular time to explore the park. With colder temperatures and snow comes fewer crowds, and the park feels more remote and wild than ever. Once you hike a few miles away from the Valley, you’ll really start to feel like you have the whole park to yourself. If you’ve been considering pushing your winter adventures to the next level, Yosemite should top your list.

1. Winter Backpack to Sentinel Dome

Photo: Kyle Frost

2. Nordic Ski and Snowshoe to Glacier Point

Photo: Greg Owens

3. Snowshoe to Dewey Point

Photo: Julie & Brian

4. Cross-Country Ski to the Ostrander Ski Hut

Photo: Kyle Frost

5. Snowshoe to Snow Creek

Photo: Breanne McNitt

Cover photo: Greg Owens

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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