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Glacier Point

Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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$119*
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Yosemite Hiking Excursion
98%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent sunsets that can be viewed from its top.
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El Dorado Hills, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Spectacular views. 9.2 miles round trip. Vigorous hike. Usually not open at this time of year. Allow a solid 6 hours and spend time at the top. Nothing to not like about this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The road to Glacier Point is open during late Spring, Summer and as late as until the snow flies. You get there by road. Here you'll get a panoramic view of Yosemite and an amazing view of Half Dome. Its an unforgettable experience. Bring your camera.

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Lake Forest, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

After years of thinking about this trip we made reservations and drove up Thursday, January 15th. When we got to Badger Pass we were told that there were "Bare areas." WE thought that would be fine since we could take our skis off and walk when needed. What we didn't know was that it was all ice and extremely treacherous.... More 

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Wylam, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Well worth the hike take your own food limited availability. You can get the bus up and back but the hike back is out of this world.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

If it was good enough for President Teddy Roosevelt it is good enough for me. A hotel up here like in the olden days would be magnificent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

we drove to the parking lot.our legs were so stiff after the Mist trail. great views,steep drop offs. Halfdome,the falls, right in to the valley,what a place.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I saw many angles of Yosemite, but Glacier Point offers the best view. I also went up Half Dome, but this is definitely a superior view. For those that miss Half Dome, be sure to make the drive up here.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's a bit of a hike from the valley floor to Glacier, but it should be on everyone's list. Only in summer of course, unless you are up for skiing in! I have been fortunate to see many spectacular views all over the world, but Yosemite and Glacier in particular are at the very top of my list. I never... More 

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Providenciales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We spent a couple of days in Yosemite and were in awe at the vastness and scale, until you visit Glacier Point you really have no idea just how vast Yosemite is. The drive itself is pretty impressive with stunning drop offs and scenery, on arriving at the point and walking up to the viewing areas you begin to get... More 

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Murphys, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Often visitors, especially first timers, will spend all their time on the valley floor. And there's no problem with that. There is plenty to see and explore. But if you want a truly unique view that gives Yosemite a completely different perspective either drive or take the bus up to Glacier Point. It's about a 45 min. drive out the... More 

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