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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite.

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US$ 90.00*
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Snowshoeing Adventure to Badger Pass and Dewey Point
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Private Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco
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Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco

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Majestic El Capitan

El Capitan is truly out of this world in its beauty! Watching El Capitan is totally exhilarating! God is so wonderful in gifting mankind this breathtaking beauty!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Capitan is truly out of this world in its beauty! Watching El Capitan is totally exhilarating! God is so wonderful in gifting mankind this breathtaking beauty!

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Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view of El Capitan can be seen all over the valley. The horse tail falls on the shoulder is where firefalls takes place for 2 weeks in February.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sheer size is stunning you don't realise how tall El Capitan is, especially from the valley flor

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

You can hike up to it or you can take a tough hike up the backside to the top. OR....if you can really climb, straight up the face. Even watching the climbers from the bottom is very cool.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

You can't really get the scope of its enormity until you have stood under it. (That's what she said.)

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Take pleasure in the beauty of Yosemity National Park. Watch mountain climbers traverse the sheer sides of El Capitan. Exquisite waterfalls all year with some of them frozen in winter. Magnificent trees and scenery. Great hiking and camping. Enjoy Mother Nature at its best.

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Once you see it, you'll know why it's named El Capitan! Way into the park with plenty of other stops inside and lots of geological formations. A great day of lots of pictures and just soaking it all in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Spectacular vertical granite rock formation which dominates the view from Tunnel View. Apparently it is possible to climb to the top. One of the visual highlights of Yosemite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Try going in the winter time. The view is spectacular any time of year. There are few visitors, so you spend less time navigating and more time sight seeing.

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Silverdale, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

October 12, 2016. Beautiful views of this majestic mountain as you enter the park and as you drive along the entry road you can pull over and get some photos underneath the mountain which are just as magnificent. This is one of those highlights of your visit.

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