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Squaw Valley Travel Guide

As the gateway to Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon, Squaw Valley is a place blessed with natural scenery, plenty of history and a myriad of things to do in and around the area.

Things to Do in Squaw Valley

Travelers who are looking to be immersed in nature should take a visit to Kings Canyon, where you may be surprised to learn that it's actually deeper than the Grand Canyon and is home to the third largest tree (by volume) in the USA -- the General Grant Tree. Equally, head on over to Sequoia National Park where you'll find the first and second largest trees -- the Giant Sequoia Redwoods.Both parks are a paradise of wildlife and hiking trails, a place to reconnect with the wonders of nature.

Elsewhere, Boyden Cave and Crystal Cave are two incredible caverns. A visit here is the perfect spot for some photography, as the wonderful marble interiors are truly a special sight.

Outdoor activities in the area include rafting on Kings River, swimming at Hume Lake and hiking up to Buck Rock Lookout. There's even the opportunity to go hang gliding and paragliding -- just look up to the sky and see!

Best Time to Visit Squaw Valley

Visit in springtime for wonderful weather and blooming flowers in the parks.

Price and Availability Index in Squaw Valley

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Squaw Valley is in June, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Squaw Valley is in the high season in July. Squaw Valley has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Squaw Valley tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Squaw Valley tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Squaw Valley

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Squaw Valley. The hottest month in Squaw Valley is July, when temperatures peak at 109 ˚F. The coolest month is March, when temperatures drop to 30 ˚F. The wettest month in Squaw Valley is January with 3.55 inches of rain, while the driest month is October with 0.09 inches of rain.

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