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Glacier Point free

Glacier Point Road | Yosemite National Park, California, United States
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  • Type: Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.5)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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Glacier Point is considered one of the best and most comprehensive lookouts in the park. It's also one of the highest points, featuring views of Yosemite landmarks like the Half Dome or the floor of Yosemite Valley. Unlike many points in Yosemite, Glacier Point is accessible via roadway, allowing drivers to forego a difficult climb. This is particularly fortunate if you're traveling with young children who would otherwise be unable to enjoy a scenic, high-altitude view of the Yosemite Valley.

Travelers aren't exaggerating when they call Glacier Point one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Yosemite. One traveler on TripAdvisor writes, "No matter how many pictures you have seen or taken of Glacier Point, pictures cannot do the place justice. Generations of people have stood at Glacier Point and all have been captivated by it. Personally, the first time I went to Glacier Point, that is when I fell in love with Yosemite." 

If you don't have a car, you can book a Yosemite Tours bus from Yosemite Lodge. Tours are expensive relative to driving (approximately $40 round-trip), but travelers say the cost is worth it. Visit Yosemite's website for more information on visiting Glacier Point.

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