Yosemite High Country Naturalist Tour

Sightseeing through the Sierra NevadaPrice: $210 adult, $135 youth | Ages: 4+
$100 - $250
Beginner
Full Day
High Country
Hiking
Tenaya Lake
Touring
Tuolumne River
OFFERED IN SUMMER & FALL*
This tour is a must for those who want to see what many insiders consider the premier area of the Park. Your expert naturalist guide will share incredible vistas, short walks and time to relax among the pristine Alpine meadows, rivers, granite domes and peaks of Yosemite Tuolumne high country.

Experience exquisite beauty as the Tuolumne River leaves its serene meadow setting and explodes into the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. Come face to face with massive glacial rocks left behind by 4,000 foot deep glaciers, and watch deer mingle among tranquil meadows bathed in golden afternoon light.  You’ll have options to scramble to the top of a granite dome, swim in a river or lake, enjoy some quality time alone, or photograph John Muir’s beloved ‘Range of Light.’

TRIP TIME
8:45am-4:45pm

GROUP SIZE
Up to 9 participants. 2 person minimum. Reservations recommended. Contact Recreation Desk for availability and pricing for groups of 10 or more.

PRICE
$210 adult, $135 youth (age 4-15). Includes transportation, naturalist guide, and lunch voucher for use in our General Store. Additional $20 park admission fee per adult (waived for Yosemite Annual Pass or America the Beautiful Pass holders).

DIFFICULTY/AGE LIMIT
Participants should be able to walk up to an hour on varied terrain to take part in hikes. Please be aware that most of the day is spent at an elevations of 8,500 feet, so please drink plenty of water the night before and throughout the day. The trip is suitable for ages 4 and above.

MEETING PLACE
Meet 15 minutes before departure at the Rush Creek Lodge Recreation Desk (located in the Guest Lounge).

WHAT TO BRING
• Completed trip registration forms
• Small backpack with at least 32 oz water and snacks
• Proper footwear–Teva-style sandals, tennis shoes or hiking boots
• Layered clothing including wind/rain jacket or fleece (High Country weather can be unpredictable and much colder)
• Bug repellant, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
• Camera and binoculars
• Swimsuit, towel (optional)

OTHER INFORMATION
• Our first-aid-certified guides carry first aid kits, permits, maps, radios/cell phones, and water filters
• Guide gratuity is not included; for exemplary service, a 10-20% tip is customary
• Prices subject to change

For more information, call (209) 379-2373 x3 or email recreation@rushcreeklodge.com.

* Conditions permitting. Call for additional seasonal availability.

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