Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Yosemite National Park, U.S.A.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2888

Yosemite National Park is located in east-central California near Nevada. It has a core protection area of 3,082.83 km2. With its hanging valleys, many waterfalls, cirque lakes, polished domes, moraines and U-shaped valleys, it provides an excellent overview of different kinds of granite relief shaped by glaciation. At elevations of 600–4,000 m, it contains a great variety of flora and fauna.

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