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Address: 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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Breathtaking View

The ride was out of the way. It was so worth it. Would do it again. It was awsome. Sun hit just perfect on our day there. Picture worth framing. My best pictures are put on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Mt. Vernon, AL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The ride was out of the way. It was so worth it. Would do it again. It was awsome. Sun hit just perfect on our day there. Picture worth framing. My best pictures are put on canvas to hang on wall. The picture from Glacier Point will be on my wall soon!

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Coarsegold, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We've been to Yosemite numerous times but have never made it as far as Glacier Point since the roads leading to it are often closed due to snow. There are no words to describe the view of the Yosemite Valley from up above 7200 ft elevation. Go!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Well, it's an hour plus of slow, arduous driving. That said, the views of the valley and surrounding high country is worth the time and effort to get there. You are viewing the valley and surround Sierra Nevada Mountains from over 7200 feet, 3000 above the valley floor directly below you. Truly, a life-goal place that should not be missed.... More 

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Addlestone, United Kingdom
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Short and sweet ....stunning.. Avoid the toilets...ladies it's a hole. No running water either!! And no hand sanitizer.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

the views from here are breath-taking and change all the time with the sun and weather. A must see place

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There is an easy 1 mile walk to see the view of the valley below. Takes about an hour drive from the valley

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Portsmouth, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Long drive up steep roads (like everything in Yosemite.) Very chilly at the top. Wear a coat! We were there in May. But the spectacular view was well worth the visit.

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Hertfordshire, uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Having hired a huge car, the drive up to the top was nail biting, but oh so worth it! Word of warning about the loos, the are basically portaloos and very whiffy, with no sink but serve a purpose. At over 6,000ft above sea level, it's freezing but you do get a panoramic view.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Took a bus trip to Glacier Point, so we didn't have to make that drive ourselves. FABULOUS views from Glacier Point are not to be missed.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Amazing panoramic view of Yosemite valley. The half way drive from south gate to Yosemite village (or from Yosemite village around 30 minutes). You will see Half dome, Glacier, and all of the falls in Yosemite valley. Long drive but worth every gallon!!!

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