The natural Firefall is one of Yosemite National Park’s most amazing spectacles. Around the second week of February, the setting sun hits Horsetail Fall at just the right angle to illuminate the upper reaches of the waterfall. And when conditions are perfect, Horsetail Fall glows orange and red at sunset.
Due to the skyrocketing popularity of the Natural Firefall, which now attracts thousands of spectators, Yosemite National Park has implemented some new rules.
During the Firefall there is a restricted zone from Yosemite Valley Lodge to El Capitan Crossover. This zone offers some of the best views of Horsetail Fall. The restrictions are in place to reduce traffic jams, which have become a problem in recent years.