Glacier Point

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by gclink on July 10, 2001

How about a view on top of the world?

At Glacier Point you almost feel this way. It is about 30 miles south of Yosemite Valley (really on 15, but to get there it is a 30 mile drive or a 4 hour hike). Once you are there, you can view down into the valley or 30 miles east (as long as it is a clear day).

There is an observation deck to view the sites and a Geology area which points out the different formations and explains some history.

While we were there, a man had put up his telescope to view Half Dome better. No, there were not any climbers that day.

While visiting, there is a cafe to purchase snacks or a drink. When visiting the valley, remember Glacier Point is only open during the summer. It is 7,000 feet up so during the winter it is completely snowed in.

Glacier Point Trail Hike
Southside Drive
Yosemite National Park, California, 95389
+1 209 372 0200

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