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Glacier Point

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent sunsets that can be viewed from its top.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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312 reviews 312 reviews
141 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Glacier Point is an overlook with fantastic views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite’s high country and is located at the end of windy, Glacier Point Road. You can drive to Glacier Point by traveling on the Wawona Road, either south from Yosemite Valley or north from Wawona. After traveling about 13 miles, turn on to Glacier... More

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San Jose, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

it is one of most magnificent scenes you would expect. its breathtaking! definitely must go and the winter is best.

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Vancouver, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We hiked to the top, and it was challenging, but you can also take a shuttle, so there is no excuse to miss this beautiful view!

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London, Canada
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Don't miss this! We were thrilled the road was cleared of snow last May---Amazing views of Yosemite- you can see everything up here including waterfalls, Half Dome- Stunning!!! We even saw a deer and a coyote who came right up to our car which was exciting!

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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a must see bucket list item for anyone that loves nature. We were there in early May when the roads had just opened and the water was running perfectly after snow melt. So the waterfalls were spectacular even from this distance. A Must See!

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

If you are debating whether or not to take the drive, don't! It will be all worth once you get to the top and witness the amazing scenery.

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Southern California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Well worth the drive from the valley to see this drop dead gorgeous view! Parking is limited, but usually if you circle around to the top row, there are more spots open.

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Mass
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It's a really nice drive up to this vista. Then when you get there, it is a feast for the eyes. Certainly worth the drive. It is a nice respite from the crowded village if you go at the right time.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This little spot required little effort as it was accessible by road. We drove up, parked, and made a teeny tiny walk before we saw an expansive view of the valley below. A few of the falls were visible as it cascaded down the granite mountains across the valley. Definitely stop by and take a peak.

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San Ramon, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Other than the Yosemite Valley attractions, this is the most popular view to see in the park. It is only accessible when there is little snow, so you may not see it in the winter. It is a TREMENDOUS view over the Yosemite valley, so spectacular, that it doesn't even look real. Go early for the good light and to... More

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