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**Horsetail Fall Tour–February 14-28**
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Horsetail Fall Hike & Tour

Available in February 2022
Horsetail Fall is one of the most unpretentious of the Yosemite waterfalls. Its name aptly describes Horsetail’s wispy descent from the rim of El Capitan. Its modest size, its short season (it flows only from December through April) and its elevation high above the valley floor render Horsetail Fall virtually invisible to most eyes.

But even this inconspicuous waterfall has its moment of glory. In late February, if conditions are right, the last rays of sunlight set Horsetail Fall ablaze against the deeply shadowed cliffs, transforming it, visually, from water to fire. Photographers go to great lengths to capture this phenomenon, and those who witnessed the manmade firefalls on Glacier Point (discontinued in 1968) find their own memories rekindled.
Horsetail Fall
Dates: February 14-28, 2022
Adults (16+) $185
Seniors (62+) $175
Children (3-15)* $95
*Children under 3 are free when held on laps

Bass Lake
Pickup: 12:40 –12:50 PM
Return: 9:00 – 9:10 PM

Pickup: 12:40 –12:50 PM
Return: 9:00 – 9:10 PM

Pickup: 1:00 – 1:10 PM
Return: 8:45 – 8:55 PM

Fish Camp
Pickup: 1:20 – 1:30 PM
Return 8:20 – 8:25 PM

On the Horsetail Fall Yosemite day tour you will enjoy visiting one of the park’s highlights, as the tour ends with a hike to the Horsetail Fall viewing point.

There will be a walk of over 3 miles round trip from the parking area to the viewing point.

The viewing of the “fire fall” phenomenon is weather dependent and not guaranteed. If the weather is not favorable, the tour will proceed as a normal sightseeing tour—without the hike to Horsetail Fall—so long as driving conditions are safe.

Your tour includes a picnic dinner with choice of:

  • Roasted Turkey Wrap-lettuce, tomato, cranberry mayo on whole wheat tortilla
  • Tri Tip wrap-lettuce, pepper jack cheese, tomato, Caesar dressing on whole wheat tortilla
  • Veggie Wrap-avocado, tomato, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts, roasted peppers on whole wheat tortilla
  • Deli Platter-assorted sliced meat and cheese with baguette
  • Turkey Sandwich-sliced turkey with American cheese on white bread

Includes deli salad, fresh whole fruit, cookie, water and soft drinks


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