Yosemite National Park officials say they will reopen Yosemite Valley — which has been closed off to all visitors for weeks due to the Ferguson Fire — on Tuesday morning.
Park administrators also plan to reopen the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to the public on Monday at 9:00 a.m.
"We'd like to express our sincere gratitude to the firefighters and incident command teams for their great efforts in suppressing the Ferguson Fire," Yosemite National Park superintendent Michael Reynolds said in a statement.
"This is truly a historic and unprecedented event in park history, and we are thrilled to welcome back visitors to Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove," he said.
Officials say Glacier Point Road and Wawona Road from Yosemite Valley to the Wawona area of the park will stay shut down for at least another week due to ongoing fire activity and firefighting operations. The Hetch Hetchy area will also remain closed due to smoke impacts from the fire, but officials say they expect to reopen it soon.