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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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Albany, New York
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267 reviews 267 reviews
63 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A must see in Yosemite. Lots of trails head down from here too which is nice for the weekend hiker. Road not always open due to snow up through May /June on some years. Nice snack bar/ souvenir area up top too.

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Iowa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

it's a long drive from the valley floor, but more than worth it. A ranger had a spotting scope set up to allow us to watch people walking around on Half Dome. The view do the area are incredible. This is a must do in Yosemite.

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Houston, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was a very easy drive and walk to see some spectacular views. We had a great panoramic view of peaks as well of the valley. I highly recommend this when you get the chance.

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Bridgeport, Alabama
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28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Glacier Point was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Yosemite. We went in Nov. and the fall colors were at their peak but the waterfalls were low or not flowing at all. Since we didn't have the allure of water to distract us from the beauty of the rock formations, we could focus all of our attention... More 

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Berkeley, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Glacier Point looks out over the east end of the valley, Half Dome, Nevada Falls upper and lower falls, and other views to the southeast. The horizon is dotted with many of the notable distant peaks with plenty of permanent signposts at Glacier Point to identify each one. It's a breathtaking spot that you can drive to! There are restrooms... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Glacier Point turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. The road up to the lookout was closed in the early spring 21 years ago when I visited Yosemite first. What a unique and spectacular view of the the entire Yosemite Valley and Half Dome. If your time is limited I suggest that you make this a... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The raid to Glacier Point from the valley floor is about 30 miles or an hour drive, with literally hundreds of turns. One bonus along this route is the Tunnel View turnout area which you have to travel through. Once on the road that turns off to Glacier point the drive is more sedate until you get nearer to Glacier... More 

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San Diego, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Glacier Point is closed in the winter, NOT necessarily because of snow or ice, but because the park system has decided to cut back on personnel. I love Glacier point because it is the BEST place for a sunset shot of Half Dome, and because it is the BEST place to hike to see Sentinel Rock, or to hike all... More 

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Maryland
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

As we were driving we did stop at Glacier Point. The views are very scenic and breath taking. I would highly recommend seeing Glacier Point when you visit Yosemite it is worth it.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were headed from Yosemite Valley Floor to Wawona to stay and my husband wasn't sure he wanted to do the additional 30 mile loop given traffic but the park rangers had highly recommended the loop. So glad we took the time! My husband shared it with everyone we spoke to in Wawona that no matter what to not miss... More 

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