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Glacier Point

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Easy visit with stunning views! Great place to capture beautiful photos. They even serve food. Crowded spot, but well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Get there before the crowds and the heat. Easy to park and well marked trail to excellent viewpoints . Unmissable

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I have always been a fan of Zion and Angel's Landing so when we planned a trip to Yosemite, we had to go to Glacier Point. The road was closed for a good couple of hours because a car hit a bear and killed it but after it was reopened we drove on down. The road is 16 miles but... More

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Fontana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and breathe taking views, and a super easy walk to do. We woke up early arrived around 5:30 in the morning and took some beautiful pictures and avoided all the crowds which was good because when we were leaving the crowds and the smoke from the fire began to roll in.

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CHATSWORTH, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

While driving along the 15 mile road from the main highway, we noticed the clouds getting darker quickly. By the time we reached Glacier Point, everybody was scurrying to get into their vehicles to avoid getting pelted by the huge rain drops. I just happened to have brought along a brand new huge golf umbrella, so we were able to... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Glacier Point offers epic views of Yosemite. You can see all of Yosemite's famous attractions in one panoramic view. There are spots where you can literally peer straight down thousands of feet to the valley floor. Our view was partially fogged in when we first arrived but this made the experience even more unique as views disappeared and then reappeared... More

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Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We almost didn't drive up the winding road up but I'm so glad we did. Its truly a view from the top of Yosemite valley.

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Cabool, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We drove to Glacier Point and was blown away by the dramatic views of Half Dome, Waterfalls, and Yosemite Valley.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The view from glacier point is spectacular! Half dome seems like you can just reach out and touch it. Looking down into the valley, gives you a sense of just how tall those granite, valley walls are. The walk from the parking lot is short and easy, and with a wheelchair path for those who need it. Glacier point road... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is one of the great views in the world and worth the trip up. I visited in July and arrived at about 11.00 am. It was not too crowded, there were plenty of parking places and you get plenty of opportunity to take great photos and admire the amazing view. I walked down from the top along 4 mile... More

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