Unguided Trips

Unguided Trips

2024 Dates & Rates

Prices include overnight stay in a shared canvas tent, dinner, and breakfast. Camps are spaced 6 to 10 miles apart along a loop trail far away from the hustle and bustle of Yosemite Valley. 


Open-Close Dates*


Glen Aulin July 4, 2024 - September 7, 2024

Adults: $152.00

Children: $80.00

May Lake July 4, 2024 - September 7, 2024

Adults: $160.00

Children: $85.00

Sunrise July 4, 2024 - September 7, 2024

Adults: $160.00

Children: $85.00

Merced Lake Closed in 2024

Adults: $160.00

Children: $85.00

Vogelsang Closed in 2024

Adults: $152.00


*The above rates do not include taxes

*All close dates end on the day shown after breakfast

*All opening and closing dates are contingent upon weather and road conditions. 

*Adults ages 13+, children ages 7-12. Children under the age of 7 are not permitted at High Sierra Camps. Prices are before tax. 

Additional Information

  • Trip Preparation and FAQs 
  • Rates do not include meals or lodging outside of the High Sierra Camp locations
  • Minimum age for saddle trips is 10 years old, minimum age for all other High Sierra trips (guided or unguided) is 7 years old


Cancellation & Change Policy: 

  • Cancels/changes made more than 30 days in advance of scheduled arrival, we will provide full refund minus $10 service charge per person. 
  • Cancels/changes 14 to 30 days in advance of scheduled arrival, 70% refund will be issued. 
  • Cancels/changes less than 14 days in advance of scheduled arrival, no refund unless spaces resells less 10% administrative fee.
  • Meals Only reservations: Any changes or cancellations made within 30 days of arrival are non-refundable. 

Environmental Stewardship
More than 13,000 visitors stay at the High Sierra Camps every year—and several thousand backpackers stop by for meals. We work hard to limit our impact on the fragile subalpine ecosystem by recycling and composting waste, and using solar-powered composting toilets.
Showers, Restrooms, & Laundry Facilities
A true luxury for any back country experience—showers are available at Merced Lake, May Lake and Sunrise Camps (subject to water availability). After you return from your day of adventuring, clean up with a nice shower and enjoy a delectable, hearty meal, your evenings will be filled with ranger-led campfire conversations about the surrounding wilderness.
All camps have restrooms. Merced Lake, Sunrise, and May Lake have basins for washing clothing.