Where Is Yosemite Gateway Rentals in Relation to Yosemite?
Our vacation rental properties have convenient access to Yosemite. They are located between Yosemite’s West entrance and Yosemite’s South Gate. Both of our properties are only 5 miles from the town of Mariposa on a paved road. We are only 35 miles from the Yosemite West entrance, which takes you through a scenic route along the Merced River Valley. You would enter the park through the beautiful Arch Rock entrance. This is the recommended route into the park, along HW140, also known as the all weather highway. This highway is called the all weather highway because it is a lower elevation than the other routes into the park and generally an easier drive. Chains may be required at certain times of the year, however, and can be rented in Mariposa. For road conditions and to find out about chain requirements, the number to call is 209-372-0200. The alternate route through Oakhurst is approximately 35 miles to Yosemite’s South Gate, as well. Our central location between two Yosemite gates puts us in a great vantage point. It’s an easy day trip to drive through one gate, take in the main attractions of the park, and to circle through with still enough time to come home for dinner.
Mariposa is a quaint historic town that has many services and sources of entertainment that our Yosemite guests enjoy. Mariposa is located near HW140, which is also known as the all weather highway into the park. HW140 is at a lower elevation than the other routes into the park and is generally an easier drive. Mariposa provides more of a country, Old West atmosphere, and is less congested than some of the other venues. Mariposa doesn’t even have any traffic lights!
The drive into the Yosemite West Gate: