43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Monument Valley
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Moab
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Park City
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Jackson Hole
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Wallace
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Mount Shasta
— 1 night
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Wawona
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Page
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then make a trip to Forrest Gump Point.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip itinerary planner.

Santa Fe to Monument Valley is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Let the collections at Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage and RedRock Astronomy capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Mesa Arch and Upheaval Dome. Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Grand View Point Overlook in Canyonlands National Park, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, admire the verdant scenery at Castle Valley, get a taste of the local shopping with Hogan Trading Company, and make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in July: high temperatures in Moab hover around 42°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Park City.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Park City

— 1 night
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 14th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Park City Museum, examine the collection at Park City Utah Summer Attractions, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Park City online route planner.

You can drive from Moab to Park City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Traveling from Moab in July, expect Park City to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Park City

Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Town Square, then don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Oxbow Bend. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Thal Glass Studio, stroll through Teton Raptor Center, view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature, then contemplate the long history of Mormon Row Historic District, then make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, and finally get great views at Snake River Overlook.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Park City to Jackson Hole in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Park City in July: high temperatures in Jackson Hole hover around 30°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Prismatic Spring and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Popular historic sites such as Uncle Tom's Trail and Earthquake Lake are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Artists Paintpots, Gibbon Falls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of the Yellowstone.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in West Yellowstone, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Wallace.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Wallace

— 1 night
Wallace is a small historic city in the Panhandle region of the U.S. state of Idaho and the county seat of Shoshone County in the Silver Valley mining district. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail, then see the interesting displays at Northern Pacific Depot, and then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Wallace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wallace itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Wallace takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from West Yellowstone to Wallace is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in July: highs in Wallace hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Wallace

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pivot Art + Culture. Step out of the city life by going to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Tacoma (Chihuly Bridge of Glass, LeMay - America's Car Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seattle travel route planner.

You can drive from Wallace to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Wallace in July, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 24th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Oregon Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portland route planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 26th (Sun), trek along Sun Notch Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Plaikni Falls, then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Watchman Peak.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Crater Lake National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Trillium Falls Hike, then don't miss a visit to Big Tree, and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): kick back and relax at Enderts Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

Plan trip to Redwood National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 5 hours. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mount Shasta.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Mount Shasta

— 1 night
Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shasta-Trinity National Forest and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Shasta.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mount Shasta trip builder website.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Mount Shasta in 5 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in July: highs in Mount Shasta hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Shasta

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 1 night
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Sulphur Works, then hike along Mill Creek Falls, and then contemplate the geological forces at Lassen Peak .

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lassen Volcanic National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Mount Shasta to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mount Shasta in July, expect Lassen Volcanic National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Escape the urban bustle at Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Lands End, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in July, plan for much colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Wawona

— 2 nights
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, then get great views at Washburn Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Wawona trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for much hotter days in Wawona, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Wawona to Death Valley National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Wawona in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Death Valley National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
The Strip and Clark County Heritage Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Las Vegas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): trek along Kayenta Trail, hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then hike along Riverside Walk.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get great views at Inspiration Point, stroll through Rim Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in August: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 29°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and then enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon - Indoor Shooting Experience. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Coyote Buttes, explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and then admire all the interesting features of Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Page travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and finally take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 14th (Fri), examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum and then stroll through Coronado Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around La Jolla Shores Park, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planning app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Ocean Avenue for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Hollywood Bowl Museum and Petersen Automotive Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: The California Route 66 Museum (in Victorville) and Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Yosemite National Park travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Waterfalls
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park. There isn't just one icon by which the park defines itself; visitors divide their attention between the smooth, round, and colossal face of Half Dome, the sheer cliff of El Capitan, the striking Upper Yosemite Falls, the mighty Vernal Falls, and the widely stretched Yosemite Valley. This landscape draws outdoor enthusiasts with its array of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and fishing rivers and streams. Casual visitors feel at home here too, thanks to the handful of paved roads that provide easy vehicle access to numerous vista points and trailheads. Yosemite sees 3.7 million visitors per year on average, but 95 percent of the park is wilderness that offers the opportunity to glimpse black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions.