Juniper Crest
Budget Friendly Guest Apartment with Kitchen - 25 miles from Yosemite's West Entrance


Yosemite Juniper Crest is located in Midpines, at the 2,500 foot elevation in the Sierra foothills. Midpines is between the historic Gold Rush town of Mariposa (10 miles away) and the west entrance to Yosemite National Park (25 miles away) in the heart of the Mother Lode country. We are conveniently situated just off all year highway, CA 140, the most direct route into Yosemite Valley, and only 5 miles from the Wild and Scenic Merced River on the way to Yosemite. California Poppies
Merced River Canyon Poppies
Merced River Whitewater
The drive time into Yosemite Valley from Yosemite Juniper Crest will vary, depending on time of day and day of the week, due to traffic at the entrance station, which is 5 miles below the toe of the Valley. You will be treated to a beautiful drive following the Merced River as it winds its way up to Yosemite. The average drive time is 45 minutes.

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Location Map Distance to Midpines/Yosemite JuniperCrest From:

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Yosemite West Entrance 25 ml  / 42 km
Yosemite Valley (Pohono Bridge) 30 ml / 50 km
Fresno, CA (airport FAT) 80 ml  /133 km
Las Vegas, NV
(summer - via Tioga Pass)
465 ml / 775 km
Los Angeles, CA 300 ml / 500 km
Mariposa Townsite, CA 9 ml / 15 km
Merced, CA 44 ml / 73 km
Reno, NV
(summer – via Tioga Pass)
235 ml / 392 km
Sacramento, CA
(airport SMF)
170 ml / 283 km
San Francisco, CA
(airport SFO)
180 ml / 300 km
San Jose, CA 155 ml / 258 km

Merced River
Merced River Redbud
Yosemite Falls
Roadside Lupine

Local Activities and Attractions

California State Mining & Mineral Museum, Mariposa Fairgrounds

Mariposa Museum & History Center, Mariposa

White water Rafting Trips, Merced River – OARS, Zephyr

Yosemite Ziplines & Adventure Ranch, Mariposa

Local Wineries, County Fair, Events Calendar


Francisco's Yosemite JuniperCrest Vacation Rental
Renting since March 2005
Gary & Rickey Francisco
5087 Colorado Road, Midpines CA 95345
Phone/FAX: 209-966-7352      Email: