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Glacier Point

Yosemite National Park, CA
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$131*
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Yosemite Hiking Excursion
99%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
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Owner description: This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent sunsets that can be viewed from its top.
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Bendigo, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

bummed a lift up on 19th Nov and was around freezing on arrival, bit of sleet snow, rain. then it cleared off, view of half dome and valley unbelievably good with fantastic cloud back drop and excellent photo lighting. then big dry snow flakes started snowing down but not settling. then cleared again with a small cloud hovering over half... More

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Redding, CT, USA
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34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Once you get to the end of the road you are there. And then you feel you are at the top of Yosemite. The valley below looks a fair way off. Definitely worth doing. A great view from the top.

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Walnut Creek, CA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The ultimate view from the top of the world. Stunning view of Half Dome from the side. We walked about 3/4 mi on the panorama trail (which is 8 miles down to the valley). Beautiful and easy.

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Ventura
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Stellar overlooks of Yosemite Valley - Majestic, Impressive - utterly awe inspiring. It's easy to get there (drive the road). Nice Geologic presentation. It was uncrowded when we were there (11-19-14) - a Wednesday near the end of the season. There were lots of bathrooms available. The overlook points could be tight with summer crowd conditions

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is an easy 45-minute drive from the valley, or you can make the 4-5 hour hike. The views are breathtaking and it is the best way to appreciate the majesty of Half Dome which is hard to appreciate from the valley floor.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

For my opinion it is the best view on Yosemity valley. From here you can see the geological history, the valley deep downward and highest mountains peaks. There several trails begin from this point. And most important that you see from here valley in it's natural buity, and don't see the throng of people, lot of cars and asfalt walkways... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Hike on the panoramic trail. Don't need to go far but go to Illumet falls, or even shorter but GO! You will feel like you are in the postcard. It is a wow experience.

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Golden, Colorado
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

MUST stop here for the view and photos!! In the early season the road will still be closed by snow. Early morning and later evening is less crowded. Try to be flexible with your schedule so if there is a day with clear skies, this is the time to go, so that you can see the whole Valley. I've gotten... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Hiking, exploring, wildlife, peace and quiet, warm and cozy in a nicely decorated hotel, wonderful outdoor experience with nature.

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Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

The view from Glacier Point is well worth the 16 mile drive from the main road. It is usually closed in between November and March.

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