Lying in western Sierra Nevada, Yosemite National Park covers an area of 3,026.87 km2. Yosemite boasts its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, and a great biological diversity. The area was designated as a World Heritage site in 1984 and up to now is one of the most popular adventure destinations. Numerous activities are available in the Yosemite Valley, including nature walks, photography and art classes, tours, bike rentals, mule and horseback rides and rafting. On average, about 4 million people visit the destination annually. In 2016, however, the park set a record and surpassed 5 million visitors for the first time in history.