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Red Peak Pass: Discover Yosemite Off the Beaten Path



Have you finally decided to visit Yosemite and see why it’s one of the nation’s most cherished natural wonders? If so, you might be wondering what you’ll see when you’re out in the wilderness with the trained guides from Discovery Treks. Here’s are some of the highlights you can look forward to when taking an off-the-beaten-path tour of Yosemite with our team.

Red Peak Pass

One of the most popular treks offered by Discovery Treks, Red Peak Pass offers solemn high sierra views and breathtaking landscapes. As one of the lesser-traveled trails through Yosemite, adventurers can expect to feel a little more at one with nature as they trek along the 51-mile loop. Adventurers will pass through the Merced River Canyon, which crosses the peaks of Yosemite’s famous Clark Range.

On the Trail

Hiking Red Peak Pass will provide travelers with a host of breathtaking sights and experiences, including unique alpine landscapes and tree-lined vistas that provide once-in-a-lifetime views of the stars when the sun goes down. At more than 11,000-feet of elevation, trekking along Red Peak Pass can be tough at times, but you’ll be rewarded with some of Yosemite’s most amazing natural wonders. Visitors will camp at Moraine Dome, Washburn and Ottoway lakes, as well as be privy to some of the area’s most unique flora and fauna.

Our Red Peak Pass Adventures

When you take our Yosemite off the beaten path tour of Red Peak Pass, you’ll be on the trail for six days, hiking through some of the area’s most popular trailheads. On the first few days along the trail, hikers will pass through Yosemite Valley and hike along Illilouette Creek, then camp at Lower Ottoway Lake. Day 3 offers some outstanding views and a night listening to the water rush by while camping along the Triple Peak Fork of the Merced River. You’ll then continue through Little Yosemite Valley towards the Nevada Falls, where you’ll arrive at the beginning of the loop and prepare to make your way back out of the wilderness.

Book your Yosemite off the beaten path tour of Red Peak Pass today!

All the adventure packages from Discovery Treks include fresh-cooked meals each day and are led by a wilderness-certified guide. Those worried about not having the right gear will be delighted to learn that all backpacking gear is provided. Contact us today to book your slot and learn more about our wilderness adventure tours.