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California SR 140 is El Portal Road, which leads into Yosemite. This cute 1950's market is no longer, but it's a nice memory to show. Located just outside the National Park gate, this river canyon has impressive granite walls towering above the Merced River. Cannot miss the huge motel lodge w/ swimming pool - right at the highway.
elevation: 1919'
population: 1,000
zip code: 95318


forested mountain region along a river

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Mariposa County
W of Yosemite NP
on Hwy 140




  • Back Road Exploration
  • Backpacking
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Gold Country
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snow Skiing - Badger Pass
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Yosemite National Park
  • Stanislaus National Forest
  • Briceburg Visitor Center
  • BLM Merced River Recreation
  • description:
    Canyon location w/ tourist services along the Merced River. Gasoline, market, restaurant, hotel. Prime scenic spot on the way into Yosemite National Park, in between Historic Mariposa and Yosemite Valley.

    nearby towns:
    Fish Camp

    Sunset on El Portal Road

    Misty Morning Meadow

    El Portal Road, Yosemite National Park, California

    California Weekends

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