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Full Moon Snowshoe Walks

Full Moon Snowshoe Walks at Yosemite

A white expanse of snow blanketing the hills, the moon creeping up through the silhouettes of pines, and the stars twinkling overhead all set the scene for our guided Full Moon Snowshoe Walks. The snowshoe walk winds through forests to a ridge where the moon rises. Topics vary but may include winter survival of plants and animals, lunar folklore, or Yosemite's winter history.

The Details

When and where
Program occurs within Yosemite National Park. Exact location will be provided upon ticket purchase. Please check the Yosemite Guide or Yosemite's Weekly Program Listing for up-to-date information and offerings.

2015 Dates and Times (conditions permitting) 

6:30 – 8:30pm: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – Sunday, January 4, 2015 
6:30 – 8:30pm: Friday, January 30 – Tuesday, February 3, 2015  Canceled due to snow conditions.
6:30 – 8:30pm: Sunday, March 1 – Thursday, March 5, 2015 Canceled due to snow conditions.

2 hours.

Advanced registration is required. You can purchase your tickets at any tour & activity desk or call 209-372-4FUN (4386). Tickets cannot be purchased at time of program.

$15.00 per participant (excluding snowshoe rental).
$60.00 family rate- 4 to 6 people (excluding snowshoe rental). 

$5.00 snowshoe rental

Space is strictly limited to 40 participants. We will split into two groups of 20 for the snowshoe walk. The walks are recommended for adults and children ages 10 and above. Guests with medical conditions that preclude safe travel over undulating, snow-covered terrain at over 6,000 feet altitude are advised not to attend, and staff reserves the right to refuse guest participation due to medical conditions.

What to bring
Please dress for the weather. We advise you to wear appropriate winter clothing including multiple layers, waterproof outer layer, hat, gloves, and snow or hiking boots. As evening temperatures are much cooler than daytime temperatures, we suggest you bring warmer layers. In addition, please bring water, snacks, and a flashlight. There will be no food for sale at the program location.

We can accommodate various special needs with advance notice. We have assistive listening devices for those who are hard of hearing or, potentially, an interpreter for participants who are deaf. The program is not wheelchair accessible. If possible, please inform us of any needs before the program.

Cancellation policy
Cancellations may occur due to safety concerns or adverse weather conditions. We reserve the right to cancel before the program begins. Cancellation is possible due to inclement weather and/or poor road conditions. However, rain or snow is not a guarantee of cancellation. In the case of cancellation, guests are encouraged to book another day or receive a refund at any Tour & Activity Desk.

Other Interpretive Programs
This is just one of many Yosemite interpretive programs available to guests. For more information, please visit

For specific information regarding other evening programs, please visit

Additional Information
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Call Delaware North at Yosemite, Interpretive Services at 209-372-1153.