3 Day Majestic Mountain Loop Tour
Tour 3 National Parks in 3 days!! During this 3 day, 3 night tour, you will visit Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. Includes lunch, bottled water, snacks, entrance fees, and gratuities.
$599/adult, 3 Day Tour
$387/child under 12, 3 Day Tour
$829/adult, staying in Fresno for 3 nights, double occupancy
$387/child under 12, Fresno for 3 nights
$899/adult, includes AMTRAK train from San Francisco or Los Angeles, Fresno hotel for 3 nights, double occupancy
$467/child under 12, includes AMTRAK train from San Francisco or Los Angeles, Fresno hotel for 3 nights, double occupancy
Day 1 – Tour Sequoia National Park
Day 2 – Tour Kings Canyon National Parks
Day 3 – Tour Yosemite National Park
Sequoia National Park:
We visit Sequoia National Park, made famous for the Giant Sequoia Redwood tree, which are the world’s largest tree by volume. Our tour begins with our visit to the Giant Forest Museum. Then, on to Moro Rock, which is a giant granite dome formation with a stairway leading to the top, which offers views of Sequoia Park and the Great Western Divide. Next, we visit the Tunnel Log, which is a giant sequoia that fell across the Crescent Meadow Road in late 1937. According to the National Park Service, “The following summer, a tunnel was cut through the fallen log as a visitor attraction. When it fell, the tree stood 275 feet high (83.8 meters) and was 21 feet in diameter at the base (6.4 meters). The tree’s age when it fell has not been determined, but probably exceeded 2,000 years.” We then proceed to view the General Sherman Tree, which is the largest (by volume) tree in the world, measuring over 52,500 cubic feet (1,486.6 cubic meters). From there, we visit Wuksachi Lodge, which is “Sequoia’s signature hotel, a striking stone-and-cedar mountain lodge situated in the heart of the park and surrounded by a mighty sequoia forest and soaring Sierra peaks” (National Park Service website).
King’s Canyon National Park:
We start with the General Grant Tree, which is the second largest tree in the world! Then, we visit Boyden Cavern, a giant underground cavern within King’s Canyon National Park. Next, we visit Roaring River Falls, a 40 foot tall waterfall dropping over a narrow ledge. Zumwalt Meadow is next on our agenda. This 1.5 mile gentle hike allows you to view the Kings River with vast granite walls and green meadows as your backdrop. Finally, we take a beautiful drive to Road’s End, following along the King’s Canyon Scenic Byway.
Yosemite National Park:
We start at the south entrance with the Wawona Pioneer Village, which will take you back in time to explore the history of settlements in Yosemite. Next, we drive on to Glacier Point, which allows breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and an amazing view of Half Dome and Yosemite Valley. On our descent to the Valley, we stop at Tunnel View, which is notable for its scenic vista of Half Dome, El Capitan, and Bridalveil Fall. We reach Yosemite Valley, where you will be amazed at the towering granite domes and the magnificent Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America.
OPTIONAL FOUR MILE TRAIL HIKE
At Glacier Point, guests who are looking for hiking time have the option to hike down the Four Mile Trail, which will end on Southside Drive, where they can cross Swinging Bridge and follow the trail to meet us at Yosemite Valley Lodge.
The Four Mile Trail is about 5 miles from Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley Lodge. Most of the time we offer the option of hiking down from Glacier Point to the Valley but sometimes due to scheduling we may offer the option to hike up to Glacier Point from the Valley. The elevation at Glacier Point is 7200 ft and the Yosemite Valley is at 4000 ft elevation. In 2016 President Obama and his family hiked this spectacular trail and only Crossroads Tours offers this option to you.
Crossroads Tours is not offering a personal guided hike and by accepting to hike on the Four Mile Trail or any other trails you are releasing Crossroads Tours from any liability. This hike is STRENUOUS and going downhill is very steep at some places and you must be prepared with appropriate clothing, shoes, walking stick, water and whatever else you may require. It takes about 2-3 hours hiking downhill. Crossroads Tours will allow you 4 hours maximum to reach the Yosemite Valley Lodge. Beyond 4 hours Crossroads may not be able to standby for you and you may have to find other transportation back. If Crossroads has to wait for you the cost will be $ 95 an hour which will be calculated after 4 hours.