Yosemite National Park

How to get around that massive rock slide blocking one Yosemite entrance

How to get around that massive rock slide blocking one Yosemite entrance

If you’re driving to Yosemite Valley this weekend, choose your route carefully. The popular entrance from Mariposa along State Route 140, which becomes El Portal Road, is shut because of a slide Monday that sent 4,000 tons of rock raining down a ledge and onto the road, a park news release said.

The slide occurred about a mile east of the park entrance, burying the road under 15 feet to 20 feet of rock debris, blocking the 45-mile route into the park’s valley.

The road has no estimated reopening date; the closure is expected to last at least through the weekend.

Visitors can use State Route 41/Wawona Road from Oakhurst to the Valley (50...

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