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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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This is absolutely a must in your list for Yosemite! View from the Glacier is stunning, totally stunning. It is roughly 40 minutes drive from Yosemite Valley; however, there is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is absolutely a must in your list for Yosemite! View from the Glacier is stunning, totally stunning. It is roughly 40 minutes drive from Yosemite Valley; however, there is a shuttle bus from Badger Pass to Glacier Point from 10:30 to 4:30. We went there roughly 3pm, but did not find the bus at all. Just one heads-up: be... More 

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Edgewater, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Heart stopping beauty....we drove here from the valley...rain the previous few days had left the park deserted but there are shuttles here from Badger Point. Just indescribable. Small restaurant here - we got lunch to go and drove to another overlook on Glacier Point Rd. - Washburn Point, which is equally as beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Incredibly beautiful view of Yosemite valley and waterfalls, but get there early in high season especially at weekends. We waited 50 minutes for shuttle bus

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Phila, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I started off almost hiking the trail but up to Glacier point but decided to spend my hiking time doing something I couldn't drive to. The views were some of the best of the park with views of the falls and Half dome. Small store/restaurant at the top. Definitely make it a point of seeing it.

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Danville, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must! IF you find yourself in the Valley, you must travel to Glacier Point for an unbelievable perspective.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This vantage-point has some of the best views in the park, although our view was somewhat obscured the day we were there by a fire.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you have 2x1 hour to spend for the drive up, you can enjoy a nice view. You and hundreds of other tourists...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

While you can certainly hike to Glacier via the 4 mile trail, you can also drive or take a bus, but go early to avoid the crowds. The view is spectacular. You can see half dome, vernal and Nevada falls, the Awahnee down below. There is a small gift shop and some food offerings. But don't forget your camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I had been to Yosemite serveral times before, but the road to Glacier Point was always closed because of snow. We usually travel when the tourist load is lighter, not in the summer. However, I am so happy that I was here this summer. DO NOT miss Glacier Point if you go to Yosemite. It is awesome - and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A must place to visit in Yosemite. The views and scenery are simply staggering, almost other worldly. Warning - be prepared to wait for parking in peak season.

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Address: Yosemite Lodge Resort origin, Yosemite National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park

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