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Driving Directions to the Yosemite View Lodge

Add a little luxury to your Yosemite vacation when you reserve your stay at Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal, California. Yosemite National Park is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, approximately 185 miles east of San Francisco and 360 miles north of Los Angeles. The closest town is Mariposa on CA 140, which is 30 miles west of Yosemite Valley.

Watch Out for Road Closures

From November through May, the Tioga Road (which crosses the Sierra Nevada between US 395 and CA 120), is usually closed due to heavy snow. For current California highway conditions, call 800.427.7623 when inside California or Nevada, or 916.445.7623 when elsewhere.

Below, we've included general driving directions from major California and Nevada. Please remember to check these against your own navigation system or mapping resource, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 888-742-4371.

From San Francisco (Approximately 4 Hours)

  • Take I-80 East to I-580 East
  • Follow to Hwy 132 East
  • At Modesto, Take Hwy 99 South
  • At Merced, Take Highway140 East
  • Continue through Mariposa on CA-140 East (About 22 Miles)
  • Yosemite View Lodge will be on the Right

From Sacramento (Approximately 4 Hours)

  • Take CA-99 South
  • At Merced, Take CA-140 East
  • Continue through Mariposa on CA-140 East (About 22 Miles)
  • Yosemite View Lodge will be on the Right

From Los Angeles (Approximately 6 Hours)

  • Take I-5 North to Bakersfield
  • At Bakersfield, Take Highway 99 North
  • At Merced, Take Highway 140 East
  • Continue through Mariposa on CA-140 East (About 22 Miles)
  • Yosemite View Lodge will be on the Right

From South Lake Tahoe
(Spring & Winter Route |November-May | About 6 Hours)

  • Take US-50 West to CA-99
  • Take CA 99 South to Merced
  • In Merced, Take CA-140 East to Mariposa
  • Continue through Mariposa on CA-140 East (About 22 Miles)
  • Yosemite View Lodge will be on the Right

From South Lake Tahoe (Summer and Fall Route | June-October | About 4 Hours)

  • Take US-50 East to NV-207 (Kingsbury Grade)
  • At NV-88, Turn Right and Continue to NV-756 (Centerville Rd )
  • Turn Left on Centerville Road & Continue East to US-395
  • Turn Right on US-395 & Continue South to CA-120 (Lee Vining)
  • Take CA-120 West into Yosemite National Park (Entrance Fee Required)
  • At Yosemite Valley, Turn Right onto CA-140 Toward El Portal
  • Eight Miles Beyond the Park Boundary, Yosemite View Lodge Will Be on the Left

From Reno (Summer and Fall Route | June-October | About 4.5 Hours)

  • Take US-395 south to CA-120 at Lee Vining
  • Turn Right onto CA-120 West and Cross Tioga Pass (Fee Required)
  • At Crane Flat, Turn Left onto the Big Oak Flat Road (CA-120 West) Toward Yosemite Valley
  • At Yosemite Valley, Turn Right onto CA-140 Toward El Portal
  • Exit Yosemite National Park (El Portal)
  • Eight Miles beyond the Park boundary, Yosemite View Lodge Will Be on the Left

From Reno (Spring & Winter Route | November-May | About 6 Hours)

  • Take I-80 West to CA-99 (through Sacramento)
  • Take CA-99 South to Merced
  • In Merced , take CA-140 East to Mariposa
  • Continue through Mariposa on CA-140 East (About 22 Miles)
  • Yosemite View Lodge Will Be on the Right

From Monterey (Approximately 4 Hours)

  • Take CA-1 North to Gilroy
  • In Gilroy , take CA-152 East through Los Banos
  • East of Los Banos, take CA-59 to Merced
  • In Merced , Take CA-140 East to Mariposa
  • Continue through Mariposa on CA-140 East (About 22 Miles)
  • Yosemite View Lodge Will Be on the Right

From Las Vegas (Summer & Fall Route | June-October | About 9 Hours)

  • From Las Vegas take I-15 West to Barstow
  • At Barstow , Take CA-168 West to US-395
  • Take US-395 North to Lee Vining
  • At Lee Vining, Turn Left onto CA-120 West
  • Enter Yosemite National Park (Fee Required)
  • At Crane Flat, Turn Left onto the Big Oak Flat Road (CA-120 West) Toward Yosemite Valley
  • At Yosemite Valley, Turn Right onto CA-140 Toward El Portal
  • Eight Miles Beyond the Park Boundary, Yosemite View Lodge Will Be on the Left

Las Vegas (Spring & Winter Route | November through May | About 9 Hours)

  • Take I-15 West to Barstow
  • At Barstow, Take CA-40 Northwest to CA-58
  • Take CA-58 North to Bakersfield
  • At Bakersfield, Take CA-99 North to Merced
  • At Merced, Take CA-140 East
  • Continue through Mariposa on CA-140 East (About 22 Miles)
  • Yosemite View Lodge Will Be on the Right 
Yosemite View Lodge 11136 Highway 140/ PO Box D El Portal, California 95318 United States Phone: 209-379-2681