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Yosemite Park Road Conditions
Courtesy of YNP Public Information Office.

Yosemite National Park Routes - click for road info
Click on a route for Road Conditions inside the park.

Important notes regarding tire chains:

Motorists should carry tire chains while visiting the park from November through March, and must have tire chains when entering an activated chain control area at any time of the year. This includes four wheel drive vehicles. Chain restrictions may be instituted at any time on any park road. When chain controls are established, signs along side the road will be posted indicating the type of requirement.

There are 3 levels of chain requirements in California:

(R-1) Snow tires or chains are required. Snow tires can be identified by examining the sidewall of the tire where the letters MS, M/S, M+S or the words MUD AND SNOW have been stamped into the sidewall. Four-wheel drive vehicles must carry chains.

(R-2) Chains are required on all vehicles except four wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels. Four-wheel drive vehicles must carry chains.

(R-3) Chains are required on all vehicles, no exceptions. Motorists should carry tire chains while visiting the park from November through March, and must have tire chains when entering an activated chain control area at any time of the year. This includes four wheel drive vehicles. Chain restrictions may be instituted at any time on any park. When chain controls are established, signs along side the road will be posted indicating the type of requirement Link steel chains are required for vehicles over 6,000 pounds (6,500 pounds for four wheel drive vehicles). Cable-type tire chains are acceptable on lighter vehicles.


Other Yosemite Access Routes & Current CalTrans Conditions

Central Valley Road Conditions
Interactive map with current conditions for all major routes north and west of Yosemite National Park. Also available by calling (800) 427-7623.

Eastern Sierra Road Conditions
Interactive map for rooutes east and south of Yosemite National Park, from Mono to Inyo Kern. (800) 427-7623

South Central California Road Conditions
Interactive map for routes mostly to the west and south of Yosemite National Park (800) 427-7623

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