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Address: Yosemite Lodge Resort origin, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent...
This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent sunsets that can be viewed from its top.
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Stupendous view

We took a bus to Glacier Point so that we could descend to the valley via the Panorama Trail. The views were awesome.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took a bus to Glacier Point so that we could descend to the valley via the Panorama Trail. The views were awesome.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Such a breath taking place. Views that you can't imagine! We got a tour up to the top and hiked down a very beautiful route down the other side of the mountain. It is quite steep and a very high hike down, so if you don't like heights, this may not be for you, but if you can hike down,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The winding, twisting curves and uphill driving is a bit tense but well, well, WELL worth the trek. From here you can see the bulk of the park including some falls and it's breathtaking, awe inspiring with plenty of places to explore, relax and take it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Breath taking views await you at end of a very windy road. I found standing at the end and looking down scary as I don't like heights. Make sure you go on a clear day to see the best views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you do the four mile hike be aware it is nearer 6 miles. While not steep at any point it is up all the way. Start early and take lots of water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I drove all the way up there and yes it was a very careful drive however I would do it again as the views were just incredible. The little store is handy too and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We brought all our 7 kids to Yosemite for camping and Glacier Point is just perfect for them to see the whole valley they had experienced some fun hiking, swimming and eating,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A truly amazing place. It takes a bit of a drive on curving mountain roads, but worth it. This is the place where all the crazy photos were taken in the 19th century were taken. Unfortunately the Park Service has made the famous finger of rock inaccessable to modern tourists. (Probably saved a lot of lives by doing this). Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was amazing, we drove up there just before sunset. It was crowded actually with a lot of people there waiting, but worth it wow magnificent, give yourself time to go as there are cool views along the way you will want to stop for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Someone recommended that we go at sunset and we're glad they did. What a magnificent view! Just keep in mind that it's about a 45- 1 hour drive from Yosemite valley to glacier point so make sure you leave enough time to not miss the sunset!

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