Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove Closed Due to High Winds

Yosemite National Park issued an alert Wednesday announcing the closure of Mariposa Grove Road due to high winds and the possibility of isolated strong thunderstorms in the area. The closure is expected to last until June 23.

During strong storms, Mariposa Grove can be a very dangerous. On January 19, 2021, a wind storm blasted through Yosemite National Park, toppling the massive trees in Mariposa Grove and destroying buildings and infrastructure in the area. The destination wouldn’t open for five months following a massive clean up and rebuild process.

Aftermath of the damaging storm on Jan. 19, 2021

Now, Yosemite officials are being extra cautious when a potential storm comes into the area. To get more information on the road closures, please call 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1).

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