YOSEMITE WITHOUT THE CROWDS

ELIZABETH LAKES

Private day hike to Elizabeth Lakes from Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park's high country. Available to visitors ages 9 and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

175.00*

5 Miles | Moderate

8AM - 5PM

June - October

Day Hike

Experience Yosemite's pristine high country on this moderate 5-mile round trip hike to Elizabeth Lake at the base of Unicorn Peak. Although the trail begins in the popular Tuolumne Meadows region of Yosemite National Park, Elizabeth Lake sees relatively light traffic due to the steady climb over the first mile. This trail includes all the ingredients of a quintessential high country experience including diverse flora and fauna, tranquil old growth forests and a glacier-carved lake surrounded by granite peaks!

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INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING

Private, guided, catch & release, full day fly fishing adventure for rainbow, brown, and brook trout in the Tuolumne and Merced River watersheds of Yosemite National Park. Available to all anglers 7 years old and up regardless of experience.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

230.00*

Beginner

8 Hours

Year Round

Fly Fishing

Our private Introduction to Fly fishing trip is perfect for individuals, families or groups that want to learn the basics of fly fishing during their visit to Yosemite National Park! This beginner trip focuses on beginner casting, fly selection, reading water and basic knot tying, as well as Czech Nymphing, dry fly, streaming and wet fly techniques to prepare you for picking up a rod on your home waters! Note: There is 2-4 miles of hiking on this tour.

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EXPERIENCED ANGLER FULL DAY

Private, guided, catch & release, full day fly fishing adventure for rainbow, brown, and brook trout in the Tuolumne and Merced River watersheds of Yosemite National Park. Available to intermediate and experienced anglers 9 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

215.00*

Intermediate - Advanced

8 Hours

Year Round

Fly Fishing

Enjoy the best of the Yosemite area on our full day fly fishing adventure for intermediate and advanced anglers. Whether you want to try for the elusive Golden Trout in Yosemite's backcountry or spend your day in the iconic splendor of Yosemite Valley, our private guide can help you achieve all of your fishing goals! Note: There is 2-5 miles of hiking on this trip, some is off trail.

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CHERRY CREEK RAFTING | FULL DAY

Advanced full day whitewater rafting trip in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 16 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

380.00

Class V Rapids

6AM - 2:30PM

April - September

Rafting

Join Sierra Mac River Trips for the mother of California rafting on the class V Cherry Creek! This 9 mile, action-packed, whitewater adventure is not for beginners or the faint of heart and requires a mandatory orientation and test that includes training in swift water swimming, navigation and safety techniques! This intense and demanding stretch of river is comprised of long, nearly continuous whitewater and only short pools. Her rapids are legendary. Among “The Creek’s” unparalleled array of chutes, holes, ledges and gigantic boulders lie Jawbone, Mushroom, Miracle Mile, Lewis’ Leap and Flat Rock Falls. Names you won’t soon forget. With a phenomenally steep gradient averaging 110 feet per mile, the Cherry Creek/Upper Tuolumne run is one of the most challenging (and fun) rafting trips in the U.S. and the standard by which Class V runs are measured. This once in a lifetime experience is just a click away...

DEWEY POINT SNOWSHOE

Private, guided snowshoeing adventure to Dewey Point on the southern Rim of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. Available for visitors ages 12 and up

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

175.00*

7.5 Miles | Moderate

8AM - 6PM

December - March

Snowshoe

This Guide's Choice adventure boasts one of the most beautiful winter vistas in Yosemite with a bird's eye view of Yosemite Valley and Yosemite Falls, as well as panoramic views of Yosemite high country! Points of Interest: Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Ribbon Falls, El Capitan, Merced River, Horsetail Falls, Three Brothers, Clouds Rest, Mt Conness, Mt Hoffmann and the Clark Range.

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HISTORIC STAGECOACH ROAD

Private day hike along the historic Big Oak Flat Stagecoach Road on the northwest region of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. Available to visitors ages 9 and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

150.00*

5 Miles | Easy - Moderate

9AM - 3PM

Year Round

Day Hike

Journey back in time on this historic and incredibly scenic hike along the abandoned and crumbling Big Oak Flat Stage Coach Road. Although this hike has minimal elevation gain, the dramatic panoramic views of Bridalveil Falls, Ribbon Falls and El Capitan will take your breath away. Note: there is some boulder hopping and scrambling required for this hike!

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CHERRY CREEK & TUOLUMNE RIVER RAFTING | 2 DAYS & 1 NIGHT

2 day and 1 night advanced whitewater rafting trip in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 16 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

795.00

Class V Rapids

6AM on Day 1 - 2:30PM on Day 2

April - September

Rafting and Camping

Join Sierra Mac River Trips for 27 miles of incredible California whitewater on the class V Cherry Creek followed by 1 or 2 days on the Tuolumne River! The 9 mile stretch of Cherry Creek, action-packed, whitewater adventure is not for beginners or the faint of heart and requires a mandatory orientation and test that includes training in swift water swimming, navigation and safety techniques! This intense and demanding stretch of river is comprised of long, nearly continuous whitewater and only short pools. Her rapids are legendary. Among “The Creek’s” unparalleled array of chutes, holes, ledges and gigantic boulders lie Jawbone, Mushroom, Miracle Mile, Lewis’ Leap and Flat Rock Falls. Names you won’t soon forget. With a phenomenally steep gradient averaging 110 feet per mile, the Cherry Creek/Upper Tuolumne run is one of the most challenging (and fun) rafting trips in the U.S. and the standard by which Class V runs are measured. This once in a lifetime experience is just a click away...

EXPERIENCED ANGLER HALF DAY

Private, guided, catch & release, half day fly fishing adventure for rainbow, brown, and brook trout in the Tuolumne and Merced River watersheds of Yosemite National Park.. Available to intermediate and experienced anglers 9 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

175.00*

Intermediate - Advanced

5 Hours

May - Nov 15

Fly Fishing

Already know the basics!? Join our local guides and gain access to the best waters in the Sierra for native rainbow trout, wild brook trout and trophy brown trout. We can help sharpen your cast, share tips and techniques or just provide the right fly for the right fish. Note: There is 1-2 miles of off trail hiking on this trip.

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ALL INCLUSIVE YOSEMITE WINTER ADVENTURE

Private, guided snowshoeing adventure into the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and a hiking tour in Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. Available for visitors ages 7 and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

225.00*

Easy - Moderate

9AM - 5PM

December - March

Snowshoeing and Sightseeing

The perfect way to experience Yosemite this winter! Before we drink our hot cocoa and stand in awe under the largest tree species on earth, we'll enjoy an incredible hike or introductory snowshoe along a historic stagecoach road into the Tuolumne Grove. After a delicious made to order hiker's lunch (included), you'll experience all of Yosemite Valley's incredible waterfalls, including Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America! We'll also see Yosemite Valley's most iconic landmarks and vistas on this fun and informative naturalist tour! Note: Snowshoeing is dependent on season and snow levels.

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CLOUDS REST SUMMIT

Private day hike to the Cloud's Rest summit Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park's high country. Available to visitors ages 9 and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

200.00*

14.5 Miles | Strenuous

7AM - 6PM

July - October

Day Hike

Standing proud at 9926 feet, Clouds Rest has a view that makes Half Dome look like a sissy! The 360 degree panoramas from the summit and all the scenic vistas along the hike make this trip a classic Yosemite experience! Note: This hike has some steep drop offs that may bother people with acrophobia.

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FAMILY FUN FLY FISHING

Private, guided, catch & release, half day fly fishing adventure for rainbow, brown, and brook trout in the Tuolumne and Merced River watersheds of Yosemite National Park. Available to all anglers 7 years old and up regardless of experience.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

150.00*

Beginner

4 Hours

May - Nov 15

Fly Fishing

Get a taste of Yosemite fly fishing on local waters on this fun AM or PM half-day adventure perfect for all ages and abilities or high water conditions! This basic introduction focuses on the experience of fly fishing, as well as aquatic ecology and conservation with many opportunities to sustainably catch and release trout along the river banks of our favorite local spots. Boots and waders are not provided as we focus solely on czech nymphing from the river bank!

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GIANT SEQUOIA SNOWSHOE

Private, guided snowshoeing adventure into the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park. Available for visitors ages 7 and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

100.00*

2.5 Miles | Moderate

9AM - 2PM

December - March

Snowshoe

Get up close and personal with Giant Sequoias, the largest trees on earth on this incredible introductory snowshoe hike along a historic stagecoach coach road! We'll snowshoe in the shadows of trees 1000’s of years old, walk through a tunnel tree and crawl through a fallen giant while learning the history and ecology of this incredible species! Note: This may be a hike depending on snow depth. Points of Interest: Giant Sequoias

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CUSTOM BACKPACKING ADVENTURE IN YOSEMITE

Receive a curated backpacking itineraries after filling out a quick questionnaire about your hopes, dreams and expectations!

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

300.00 Per Person/Per Day

Custom

10AM on Day 1 - 6PM on Last Day

June - October

Backpacking

Enjoy the solitude of the Yosemite's backcountry on our private and fully customizable multi-day guided backpacking trips. Arranged for Yosemite National Park visitors 10 years old and older with our knowledgable and experienced member guides. Let us know a bit about your hopes, dreams, and expectations by filling out this request form, so we can send you available backpacking itineraries based on your preferences! Transportation from Fresno, Sacramento or the Bay Area available for an additional charge on all backpacking adventures!

HIGH COUNTRY FLY FISHING ADVENTURE

Private, guided, catch & release, full day fly fishing adventure for rainbow, brown, brook and/or golden trout in the Tuolumne and Merced River watersheds of Yosemite National Park. Available to all anglers 9 years old and up regardless of experience.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

300.00*

Beginner - Advanced

10 Hours

Mid June - Nov 15

Fly Fishing

Choose between a Backcountry Hike 'n' Wade or High Country Float Tube Adventure on this amazing day spent above 8000 feet in Yosemite's pristine high country. We'll take you far away from the crowds for a classic fly fishing experience untouched, high alpine lakes and streams in search of wild trout and unprecedented views of Yosemite's tallest peaks.

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MERCED RIVER RAFTING | LOW WATER HALF DAY

Beginner half day whitewater rafting trip in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 7 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

108.00 - 124.00

Class II - III Rapids

8AM - 12:30PM or 1:30PM - 6PM

July/August

Rafting

Fancy a fun family rafting trip with warm temperatures, exciting lower water class 2-3 rapids, and scenic floating? How about jumping off rocks and swimming through rapids!? Yes! Then join Zephyr on this low water trip covering a fun 5.5-mile narrow gorge section of the Merced River! Fun for good swimmers 7 and up!

MERCED RIVER RAFTING | FULL DAY

Beginner full day whitewater rafting trip in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 9 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

141.00 - 189.00

Class III - IV Rapids

9:30AM - 5PM

April - July/August

Rafting

We offer trips from both ARTA River Trips or Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions on this incredibly fun, free-flowing, roller-coaster adventure down the Merced River! With continuous rapids and paddle/oar combination rafts available, this 16 - 20-mile rafting trip is perfect for beginners and raftoholics alike!

MERCED RIVER RAFTING | HALF DAY

Beginner half day whitewater rafting trip in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 9 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

108.00 - 124.00

Class III - IV Rapids

8AM - 12:30PM or 1:30PM - 6PM

April - June/July

Rafting

Join Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions on a beautiful beginner 1/2 day whitewater rafting trip in the Sierra foothills just 40 minutes from Yosemite Valley! This 11 mile section of the Merced River hosts consistent class III rapids, even a few class IVs in the early season!

MIRROR LAKE LOOP SNOWSHOE

Private, guided snowshoeing adventure along the Mirror Lake Loop in Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. Available for visitors ages 9 and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

135.00*

7 Miles | Easy

9AM - 4PM

December - March

Snowshoe

Trade the typical winter tourist spots for a quiet and relaxing adventure starting at the historic Ahwahnee (Majestic Yosemite Hotel), past Mirror Lake and deep into the Tenaya Canyon. In addition to the increased chance of spotting bobcats, deer, coyote and other wildlife, this walk is steeped in history and unique geology. Points of Interest: The Ahwahnee, Mirror Lake, Half Dome, Royal Arches, Tenaya Canyon, Tenaya Creek, El Capitan, Yosemite and Bridalveil Falls.

*6% online booking fee applied to all reservation made online. Please call or email to avoid additional booking fees. 

MONO PASS

Private day hike to Mono Pass from Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park's high country. Available to visitors ages 9 and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

200.00*

8 Miles | Easy

8AM - 6PM

July - October

Day Hike

Enjoy summit views of the eastern and western Sierra as well as subalpine lakes and meadows without summiting anything! This trail only gains a modest 900 feet of elevation on its way to spectacular views of Mono Lake and the Owens River Valley from 10,599 feet! All of this, plus the wildflowers, swimming and relative solitude make this a Guide's Choice Hike!

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MOUNT DANA SUMMIT

Private day hike to the summit of the 2nd tallest peak in Yosemite from Tioga Pass. Available to visitors ages 9 and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

200.00*

6 Miles | X Strenuous

8AM - 5PM

July - September

Day Hike

Summit the 2nd highest peak in Yosemite National Park! This short but challenging hike begins at 10,000 feet near Tioga Pass and travels through the wildflowers of Dana Meadows before ascending high above alpine to 13,601 feet giving you breathtaking views of Mono Lake and the eastern Sierra!

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NORTH DOME

Private day hike to North Dome and Indian Rocks from Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park's high country. Available to visitors ages 9 and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

175.00*

9 Miles | Moderate

8AM - 5PM

June - October

Day Hike

Enjoy unprecedented views of Half Dome from North Dome on Yosemite's Valley's northern rim after an informative 4-mile naturalist hike through the pristine wilderness. On our return, we'll stop at Yosemite's only natural arch for even more incredible views!

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TUOLUMNE RIVER RAFTING | 2 DAY & 1 NIGHT

Two day and one night, intermediate whitewater rafting trip in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 12 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

480.00 -545.00

Class IV - V Rapids

8:30AM on Day 1 - 6:30PM on Day 2

April - September

Rafting and Camping

The extreme solitude and nonstop action of the Tuolumne River make this one of the best rafting destinations in California! Join ARTA River Trips or Sierra Mac River Trips for 18 miles of continuous rapids over 2 days in the untouched wilderness of the Tuolumne River Canyon perfect for both adventurous newbies and experienced rafters.

TUOLUMNE RIVER RAFTING | FULL DAY

Intermediate full day whitewater rafting trip in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 12 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

260.00 - 305.00

Class IV - V Rapids

8:30AM - 6:30PM

April - September

Rafting

The extreme solitude and nonstop action of the Tuolumne River make this one of the best rafting destinations in California! Join ARTA River Trips or Sierra Mac River Trips for 18 miles of continuous rapids in the untouched wilderness of the Tuolumne River Canyon perfect for both adventurous newbies and experienced rafters.

TUOLUMNE RIVER RAFTING & FLY FISHING | 3 DAYS & 2 NIGHT

Three day and two night, intermediate whitewater rafting trip combined with private fly fishing in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 12 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

999.00

Class IV - V Rapids

8:30AM on Day 1 - 6:30PM on Day 3

April - September

Rafting, Fly Fishing and Camping

The extreme solitude and nonstop action that makes the Tuolumne River a premier rafting destination is one of the many reasons it's incredible for fly fishing! Have your own personal fly fishing guide and all the equipment you need for walk & wade trips in the afternoons and mornings!

TUOLUMNE RIVER RAFTING & FLY FISHING | 2 DAYS & 1 NIGHT

Two day and one night, intermediate whitewater rafting trip combined with private fly fishing in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 12 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

749.00

Class IV - V Rapids

8:30AM on Day 1 - 6:30PM on Day 2

April - September

Rafting, Fly Fishing and Camping

The extreme solitude and nonstop action that makes the Tuolumne River a premier rafting destination is one of the many reasons it's incredible for fly fishing! Have your own personal fly fishing guide and all the equipment you need for walk & wade trips in the afternoons and mornings!

TUOLUMNE RIVER RAFTING | 3 DAY & 2 NIGHTS

Three day and two night, intermediate whitewater rafting trip in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 12 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

639.00 - 689.00

Class IV - V Rapids

8:30AM on Day 1 - 6:30PM on Day 3

April - September

Rafting and Camping

Need a break from pavement and schedules!? This 3-day, 2-night rafting adventure with ARTA River Trips and Sierra Mac River Trips is precisely what you need to relax! Seriously, it has 18 miles of extreme solitude, continuous rapids, hiking, waterfalls, sandy beaches, starry nights and camp cookouts! Note: Meals included. Camp gear available for rent.

MT HOFFMANN SUMMIT

Private day hike passed May Lake and up to the Mt Hoffmann summit from Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park's high country. Available to visitors ages 9 and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

200.00*

6 Miles | Strenuous

9AM - 5PM

June - October

Day Hike

Looking down on both Clouds Rest and Half Dome from the 10,854 foot summit of Mt. Hoffmann is not even the best part of this incredibly scenic cross country day hike. In addition to the 360 degree panoramic views of the high country from Yosemite's geographic center, you get high alpine lakes, marmots galore, wild flowers and tons of history and geology, making this a definite Guide's Choice Hike!

*6% online booking fee applied to all reservation made online. Please call or email to avoid additional booking fees. 

VERNAL FALLS SNOWSHOE

Private, guided snowshoeing adventure to the famed Vernal Falls from Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. Available for visitors ages 9 and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

135.00*

4 Miles | Strenuous

9AM - 2PM

December - March

Snowshoe

Enjoy the famed Vernal Falls without the crowds by joining us on an advanced snowshoe adventure up the John Muir Trail to Clark Point and then over to Emerald Pools atop Vernal Falls! Points of Interest: Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Vernal Falls. Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Curry Village, Mist Trail, Merced River, Liberty Cap and Views of Yosemite's High Country.

*6% online booking fee applied to all reservation made online. Please call or email to avoid additional booking fees.