||WARNING: Traffic along State Route 140, one of the main routes into Yosemite from the west, is restricted due to a significant rockslide. The road is still open. A detour has been constructed around the rockslide with one lane of traffic. Delays of up to 15 minutes may be expected. Vehicles over 28 feet long are currently prohibited in the Merced River Canyon (between Midpines and Savage's Trading Post in El Portal) due to sharp corners at the detour. Alternative routes of Highway 120 from the northwest or Highway 41 from the south, both accessed from Highway 49 in Mariposa are availible
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), +1 209 966-4344, Fax: +1 209 966-4655, .
- Best Western Yosemite Way Station, 4999 State Highway 140, +1 209 966-7545, Toll-free: +1 800 321-5261, Fax: +1 209 966-6353, .