Glacier Point

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  • Address: Glacier Point Rd, Mariposa, CA 95389, United States, Yosemite National Park
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Geological Formation, View Point, Family And Kids, Nature

Glacier Point - Review

Go to a high point, take in the sights, come back, post the selfies on Facebook and then forget all about it – at least that’s how your typical high view-point trip goes. But you won’t do that to Glacier Point. This place is going to reach into your internet-saturated sould and pull you right back into Mother Nature’s arms. It could be the shimmering waterfalls or the ridiculously pink and pretty sunsets or everything! Whether you get there by tour bus (Summer), ski over the Badger Pass Ski Area (Winter) or the Four Mile Trail (June – November) – once you’re at the top you’ll realise that it was worth just about anything to get there. The magnificent vista will treat you to the sight of nearly the entire Yosemite Valley, the Half Dome, the Vernal Fall, the Nevada Fall and Clouds’ Rest. For the best experience, come during sunrise or sunset. The trip upto the point will take you at least 2 hours and may take upto four, so be sure to stock up on food and drink. You’ll usually find plenty of other tourists there.

Glacier Point Information

  • It gets chilly up there; at the very least carry a light jacket.
  • Getting to Glacier point can be treacherous in Winter.

Glacier Point Opening and Closing Hours

  • Other recommended time to visit would be between 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Glacier Point Road closed November through May.
  • Four Mile Trail closed December through May.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Glacier Point

  • 95% of people who visit Yosemite National Park include Glacier Point in their plan

  • 61.55% of people start their Glacier Point visit around 05 AM - 06 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Glacier Point

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

91.96% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Glacier Point

People normally club together Yosemite Falls and Half Dome while planning their visit to Glacier Point.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park Reviews

  • Perhaps the grandest of spectacles mother nature has to offer. Breathtaking views of the entire Yosemite valley, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Vernal & Nevada Falls along with other peaks. Sunset or sunrise is the best time of the day to see this marvel. I believe it's closed during winters (snowstorms) but this is one place I'd definitely come back to. The view of the valley has forever been etched into my soul.

  • The place to go to see the iconic valley. This place is majestic. Its best to see the glacier point first, then go down through tunnel view, then spend some time at the park in the valley. On the way home, then visit some waterfalls. This way you see all the sights, avoid double-backing on yourself, and some of the crowds.

  • The best place in Yosemite! Astonishing breathtaking scenic views of the valley. It takes time to reach there and it is closed for the cold season but definitely worth going!

  • Perfect place to take pictures. Gets cold but the view is amazing. If you do go to Yosemite this point should definitely be on your list. The pictures are amazing

  • Exhilarating! Glacier Point is one of the best points to visit when in Yosemite. The view is just amazing. Best place for a clear night sky!

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