T Tour - Drive into history with a Model
T Ford and relive a slower pace of life. Picture yourself
driving a Model T Ford as you wind your way up the back
roads to Yosemite National Park. The road you are driving
on seems to have been lifted out of history. You will forge
streams that cut across your path. You have chosen a "road
less traveled". Yosemite Model T-Tours is like no other.
4 Wheel Drive Excursions
- Our friends at the Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides will
take you on a custom tailored backcountry tour of the Sierra
National Forest - Your personal guide will pick you up in
the morning for a day of excitement and adventure. Traveling
via a 4X4 vehicle - off road if you like - you will experience
the wilderness as John Muir first encountered it. Incredible
views, unique rock formations, waterfalls and wildlife await.
You will return amazed.
Climbing - Yosemite is one of the most famous
rock climbing areas in the world. Spend a day with our expert
SYMG guides who will customize the climb to your level of
experience. This is a challenging, enjoyable, and memorable
experience for adults and children alike. All equipment
Rafting - A favorite springtime activity,
Zephyr White Water Expeditions is offered nearby on the
Merced, Tuolumne, Stanislaus and Carson Rivers. Our guests
enjoy challenging rapids, beautiful scenery, lots of laughter,
picnicking by the river, and informative river guides.
- Yosemite National Park with all its splendor and grandeur.
The Park is a hiker's paradise with trails for hikers of
all abilities. Provides the opportunity to experience the
beauty and solitude of nature.
Biking - The excitement and serenity of a mountain
bike adventure, along the most scenic byways of the Sierra
Nevada. The Southern Yosemite area has several bike shops
with sales, rentals and specially trained guides who are
happy to offer their services and expertise.
the Old West -Just minutes from the Château
lies the Mother Lode, the historic Gold Country where experienced
miners will teach the techniques, history and secrets of
- Reel them in at local lakes and streams. Bass
Lake is a beautiful mountain reservoir planted
frequently in early spring and summer. Bring your own rod
and reel, or allow the marina personnel to outfit you.
- Enjoy the waters of a private trout pond. A fly fishing
adventure with guides and equipment is available.
Pine Railroad - Ride an original narrow-gauge
Logger through the tall pine trees. Experience the sounds
and scenes from the era of steam powered railroad logging
come to life at the Yosemite Mountain Railroad in the Sierra
National Forest south of Yosemite National Park. It is Yosemite
sightseeing at its best and a Northern California vacation
you will not forget. This unique Yosemite train service
will take you back in time when railroads reigned.
Riding - Experience the Sierra Nevada mountains
from horseback. For all levels of riders; one-hour to full-day
rides. Whether riding in Yosemite Valley or through a grove
of giant sequoias, Sierra horseback riding is unsurpassed.
- There are three golf courses nearby. In Ahwahnee, River
Creek and Sierra
Meadows golf courses wind through foothill countryside
with oak, pine and manzanita hazards. Within Yosemite, Wawona
golf course tests one's ability to focus as you stand amidst
Sports - The year-round lure of nature brings
many to the shores of Bass Lake. Rent a canoe, fishing boat,
ski boat, Wave Runner or Jet Ski.
Workshops - Waterfalls, lush
meadows, newborn fawns, magnificent trees, blazing sunsets
. . Yosemite and its surrounding area are perhaps the most
photographed in the world, and with good reason. Ever-changing
weather and seasons make the Sierra a photographer's heaven,
for the amateur to the professional.