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Rockslide Closes Yosemite Roads and Trails

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–Officials in Yosemite National Park are reporting that a rockslide occurred in Yosemite Valley at approximately 1:30pm today, Monday, February 20th,2023. Due to the rockslide, Northside Drive and all trails are closed from Camp 4 to El Capitan Crossover. Southside Drive is open to two-way traffic; use caution.

This closure includes all of the Northside firefall viewing area.

No further information is available at this time. We will update this article when new information becomes available.


A rockfall occurred from Horsetail Fall yesterday, February 20. There were no injuries. As a precaution, Northside Drive closed for 24 hours. If no additional rockfall occurs, we expect to reopen the road this afternoon. Until Northside Drive reopens, Southside Drive is open with two-way traffic: please use caution. UPDATE: Northside Drive is open. Southside Drive is open with one-way, eastbound traffic.

Current road conditions in Yosemite can be found here or by calling 209-372-0200.

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