||WARNING: State Route 140 is closed between Mariposa and El Portal due to a landslide. It make take months to reopen. Travel time from Mariposa to Yosemite has increased from one hour to three hours during this closure.
Mariposa is in the Sierra Nevada region of California near Yosemite.
Mariposa is located along Highway 140, west of Yosemite National Park and is an inexpensive option for motel lodging when visiting Yosemite.
- From Yosemite, take Highway 140 west out of Yosemite Valley. Mariposa is about an hour's drive away.
- From the west take Highway 140 east out of the California's Central Valley. Highway 140 crosses both Interstate 5 and State Route 99, which are the main north-south routes within the valley.
- Comfort Inn, 4994 Bullion St. (from SR140/SR49, take 4th St. 1 block east), (209) 966-4344, Fax: (209) 966-4655, .
- Best Western Yosemite Way Station, 4999 State Highway 140, (209) 966-7545, Toll-free: (800) 321-5261, Fax: (209) 966-6353, .