About National Geographic Yosemite National Park Road Guide
In 2004, Yosemite National Park attracted 3.3 million visitors, and this new addition to our series of guides designed especially for motorists will help them get the most out of their time in this stunning corner of America. National Geographic has been covering the parks and creating definitive maps for more than a century, a proud tradition that here yields a distinctive, uniquely user-friendly approach to touring Yosemite by car or shuttle bus.
Organized with the driver’s convenience in mind, these detailed, large-scale topographic maps trace major roads one by one from beginning to end over several pages. Descriptive text runs alongside the corresponding map segment, eliminating the need to flip back and forth to learn where you are and what you’re looking at. Once you’ve located your starting point, you can follow the road with confidence, with each point of interest detailed in a steady progression, letting you focus on the information about the geological, environmental, and human history around you.
Highlights include spots to watch for wildlife such as black bear and bighorn sheep; dramatic views and geologic formations; sites of historical importance; and places to look for distinctive wildflowers and other plants. In addition, each map displays visitors centers, ranger stations, hiking trails, aid stations, and more, as well as locations for camping, boating, and fishing.
Simple in concept but extremely effective in use, this is an inexpensive, innovative, and information-packed answer to accessing Yosemite’s splendor.