more about: Yosemite

Climb Yosemite’s El Capitan with Google Maps

We are never going to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan. But we like to imagine what it would be like if we did. Now the wizards at Google Maps have made these imaginary climbs even more vivid.

The West’s greatest national parks—on your phone!

As amazing as the scenery is in our national parks and monuments, sometimes you need more than sheer beauty to keep everyone engaged while you’re driving along. That’s where Just Ahead comes in.

This week’s biggest winner

The West’s Best Beach Town? Best Hotel Pool? Campground We Can’t Stay Away From? Most Outrageous Roadside Attraction? (No, it’s not the Bingham Canyon Open Pit Mine.) This week, we announced the winners of our first-ever Sunset Travel Awards.

And now Yosemite’s officially open for business!

Yes, we know the park’s open year round (barring wildfire/blizzard/government-shutdown closures, of course). Still, spring hasn’t really sprung for us till two things happen: the cables go up on Half Dome, and Tioga Road opens to cars.