Experience Yosemite with us

What makes Conservancy adventures stand out? We’ve been partnering with the park to offer high-quality programs for decades. Our guides are Sierra Nevada experts dedicated to providing top-notch Yosemite experiences.

  • Custom Adventures: Design a personalized guided outing in the park.
  • Outdoor Adventures: Join us for a group adventure. Scroll down for the full list of 2021 adventures!
  • Naturalist Walks: These one- to two-hour, naturalist-led programs take place Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in Yosemite Valley. Current offerings include Starry Skies, Nature Journaling, Stagecoach Stories, A Stroll Through Time and our Classic Naturalist Walk.
  • Adventure Gift Cards: Give the gift of adventure! Our gift cards are available in any amount and can be redeemed for Custom Adventures and scheduled Outdoor Adventures.

Planning a late spring or summer trip? When Yosemite’s summer 2021 temporary reservation system is in effect (May 21-September 30), your Conservancy program registration (for an Outdoor Adventure*, Custom Adventure or art class) includes park entry for the duration of your program — no separate day-use reservation required! If you plan to visit the park on days other than when your Conservancy program is scheduled, you’ll need to book a separate day-use or overnight reservation (while the system is in place).

*Park entry reservations are not included for naturalist walks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about what to expect from a Conservancy adventure, including answers to common questions, information on our cancellation policy, and more details about difficulty ratings — we call them Experience Levels. As with all Conservancy programs, your participation in our Outdoor and Custom Adventures helps support Yosemite.

FAQs

COVID-19 safety procedures

As always, we’re committed to ensuring the health and safety of our adventure participants and instructors. For all adventure programs, we’re implementing strict safety measures that align with the latest federal, state and local guidelines. At this time, we anticipate that these policies and procedures will remain in place through 2021. If you’re considering joining one of our adventure programs, please read the following information carefully:

COVID-19 Procedures

Upcoming Events

 

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Backpack: Glen Aulin

Glen Aulin
Program Overview: Soak up the splendor of the final days of spring in Yosemite’s high country during a guided backpacking
06/17/2021 - 06/20/2021
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Intro Backpack: Southern Yosemite Waterfalls

Wawona
Program Overview: Join one of our naturalist guides for a casual summer adventure in southern Yosemite. This trip is great
06/25/2021 - 06/27/2021
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Day Hike: Little Devils Postpile

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: You might have heard of or visited Devils Postpile National Monument, in the eastern Sierra Nevada… but did
07/09/2021
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Overnight Under the Stars (Trip 1)

Glacier Point Road
Program Overview: On this guided overnight trip, you’ll get to experience a natural treasure: Yosemite’s night skies. After meeting up
07/10/2021 - 07/11/2021
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Backpack: Clouds Rest Through-Hike

Clouds Rest
Program Overview: Join us for a challenging and rewarding Yosemite adventure! On this three-day, two-night guided backpacking trip, you’ll hike
07/15/2021 - 07/18/2021
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Adventure Combo: Stargazing and Biking (Trip 4)

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Experience Yosemite’s summer season and starry skies! On this combo adventure, you’ll get to see the park’s after-dark
07/16/2021 - 07/17/2021
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Guides

Meet the people who lead our adventures. When you sign up for an Outdoor or Custom Adventure, you’ll get to explore the park with knowledgeable naturalists and rangers who love sharing their passion for Yosemite.

by Matt McIvor.
Enjoy nights under the stars on backpacking trips.
by Yosemite Conservancy/Nancy Robbins.
Experience Yosemite's winter magic on a guided snowshoe hike.
by Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet.
Learn to capture Yosemite's beauty on camera with guidance from professional photographers.

Testimonials

See what past participants have to say about their Outdoor Adventure experiences.

August 7, 2019
Outdoor Adventures 1 – Yaitza Green
“This was my first time visiting Yosemite. Being able to be part of a hiking group, have a guide and, on top of that, learn some good history was like a dream come true. This program was amazing!”

Yaitza Green

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October 13, 2020
Melinda Weir – Outdoor Adventures
“The Outdoor Adventures program was invaluable. As a professional photographer, I appreciated the guide’s knowledge of amazing locations I wouldn’t have found otherwise.”

Melinda Weir

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August 7, 2019
Outdoor Adventures 3
“The perfectly paced snowshoe hike was good for all the different fitness levels within the group. Our guide, Dick, had awesome stories and was incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining.”

Ellen Crocker

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