Colors of Yosemite 2021 Photo Contest Winners

Wow! So many great guest photos and memories from our Fall photo contest, Colors of Yosemite.
From stunning reflections and winter wonderlands to just the cutest little critters, there was truly something for everyone this time around.

Thank you to all who shared, and to all who cast their votes.  Your participation not only makes it fun for us, but it helps everyone keep #YosemiteDreaming when they need it most.

Here we congratulate the winners and share a few honorable mentions that we loved.  We hope you do too!

Winners With the Most Votes

1st Place: Clayton L.

543 points

Hetch Hetchy Reflections
Prize: 2-night stay

CL: This photo was taken Nov 12th, 2021 along the river below Hetch Hetchy in the reflections of the water. To me it sums up the essence of Autumn and the beauty that surrounds us.”

EL: Congratulations on your big win, Clayton, and a big thank you to all your friends and family who participated in the contest. We don’t know how you managed to make Hetch Hetchy look like a water color painting, but we are all so impressed at the simple beauty of this picture! 

Clayton L. - Winter Photo Contest 21-22

Runner Up: Anela B.

533 points

Valley Views
Prize: 1-night stay

II: “First family vacation with the baby at Evergreen Lodge! Place is all inclusive and is super easy for our family to stay there!”

EL: Mirror Lake isn’t the only place in Yosemite with magical reflections! 

Anela B. - Winter Photo Contest 21-22

Runner Up: Catherine H.

524 points

Cozy Winter Night
Prize: 1-night stay

DR: “Evergreen Lodge is like a fairytale come true.!”

EL: This picture transports us to winter wonderland moments we see in movies and read in books… if this doesn’t make you want a cozy winter getaway, we don’t know what would! Straight out of a fairytale…

Catherine H. - Winter Photo Contest 21-22

Some Honorable Mentions You’ll Love

Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch, by Joe S.

JS: “Oh hey, Evergreen! It’s fall, y’all!”

EL: Cuteness overload alert! By far the best pumpkin in the patch. 

Joe S. - Winter Photo Contest 21-22
Wildlife Winter Wonderland, by Craig L.

CL: “The appearances of these beautiful deer behind the custom camping area made the magnificent Winter Wonderland at Evergreen even more magical!”

EL: The most magical part of this picture is the sun perfectly shining on the deer amidst the fresh snowfall. Truly a winter wonderland!

Wingman C. - Winter Photo Contest 21-22
Tunnel View Little Bear, by Copeland B.

GA: “Evergreen Lodge provided the most perfect stay for my family’s latest trip to Yosemite. My baby loved the cozy atmosphere of our cabin and all the beautiful trees. We will definitely be staying again.”

EL: Little bear taking on the grand Yosemite! 

Copeland B. - Winter Photo Contest 21-22
There’s More…

Anytime you need a little Yosemite sunshine in your day, Visit the Gallery

New Photo Contest: S’more Yosemite Summer Fun

It’s time to get inspired, Yosemite style!  While we’re all #YosemiteDreaming of visiting again soon, let’s share our most inspiring photos of past Yosemite visits.

It’s easy to enter here:
S’more Yosemite Summer Fun

Who knows? You might just win a free stay at the Evergreen soon!

Your Next Yosemite Adventure

Meanwhile, if you’re ready to plan your next Yosemite visit, be sure to check out our Packages and Special Offers page for the best deals and most convenient bundles. Or just give us a call at (209) 379-2606 or email us at and we’ll happily help you arrange the ideal visit for you and your loved ones.

When you book directly with us here on this web site, on the phone, or by email, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.
Keep in mind that the Evergreen re-opens after winter break each year on President’s Day Weekend.

Happy trails!