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VIA Charter Lines shuttles Amtrak passengers between the Merced station and Yosemite National Park via State Highway 140. VIA schedules are coordinated to meet several trains in each direction daily. In the park, a free shuttle bus operates in the east end of the valley. There is also a 2-hour tour via tram in the summer months. Hiking a saddle tours are also available.
Yosemite National Park is open year-round. The valley is 7 miles long, and average 3/4 mile wide. Upper Yosemite Falls drops 1,430 feet in one fall, a height equal to nine Niagaras. Lower Yosemite Falls, immediately below, has a drop of 320 feet. Counting the cascades between, the total drop from the crest of Yosemite Falls to the valley floor in 2,425 feet. Other falls include Vernal Falls (317 feet), Illilouette Falls (370 feet), Nevada Falls (594 feet), Bridalveil Falls (620 feet) and Ribbon Falls (1,612 feet). The falls are at their fullest in May and June, while winter snows are melting.
The great domes and pinnacles of Yosemite Valley--Three Brothers, El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, North Dome and Half Dome--are as famous as the falls.
For more information on travel times or Amtrak fares, see you travel agent or call (800) USA-RAIL. For overnight accommodations in Yosemite National Park, call your travel agent or VIA Adventures, Inc. at (800) 369-PARK.

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