Yosemite in Fall (October & November)
Visiting Yosemite in the fall months will permit visitors to enjoy the park with reduced crowds. Typically, all areas of the park remain open through October but short-term road closures may occur due to snow.
Temperature during these months may range drastically, from 34 to 54 degrees Fahrenheit, with weather running the gamut from heat to snow. Due to the extreme variance in weather, visitors should be come prepared with snow chains for their car if visiting Yosemite in the fall.
Fall is the best time to visit Yosemite if you are interested in viewing the autumn leaves. Yosemite offers a variety of deciduous trees including big leaf maples, black oaks and Pacific dogwoods, all of which are at their peak in October.
Yosemite in the fall may not be the best time to visit its waterfalls since water levels are usually low during this season.