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“Great for Stargazing and Hiking Down to the Valley!”
Review of Glacier Point

Glacier Point
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Yosemite Day Hike from Glacier Point Including Panorama Trail
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Yosemite and Glacier Point with Ahwahnee Lunch
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US$ 345.00*
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Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from Los Angeles by Train
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Owner description: This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent sunsets that can be viewed from its top.
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“Great for Stargazing and Hiking Down to the Valley!”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

We took a bus up to Glacier Point at night (or you can drive up early and watch the sunset) for an astrology presentation. Was a lot of fun - especially for kids. But bring a blanket as it gets really cool at night up there. We actually saw the space station travel across the sky while we were there, and the guide was very knowledgeable. There's a small amphitheatre where you sit during the stargazing, and the presenter uses a laser pointer to point out the different constellations. You can also see across the valley to where campfires are burning at the base of Half Dome and on Sentinel Dome. You can get tickets for the tour at the Yosemite Lodge. If you drive up to Glacier Point, leave early as it takes 40-45 minutes from the valley. The road is long and winding.

The Yosemite Lodge also sells a variety of bus tours, including a one-way bus ride up to Glacier Point during the day so you can hike back down to the valley via either the Four Mile Trail, or the Panarama Trail. The tickets are $25.00 for adults. Leave a couple of hours to traverse down the Four Mile trail as you will stop to watch deer cross your path, and twice as long (at least) for the Panarama Trail. It gets crowded before sunset at Glacier Point as everyone tries to photograph Half Dome at sunset. It really is spectacular and you'll not get tired of the views.

Visited September 2011
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Madera, California
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“Gorgous Views”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

Spectacular view above Yosemite Valley from where most of the major water falls can be seen. Sometimes closed in winter due to snow.

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Tehachapi, California
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“Lovely, but crowded”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

We visited Glacier Point over the 4th of July weekend, so it was VERY crowded. We had to wait in a line of traffic to get in, to park and to exit. However, it really was worth the wait. We were told that the 4th of July week is the most crowded time of year to visit, so you might want to plan accordingly. That being said, Glacier Point offers some of the best views in all of Yosemite. BTW, if you are visiting w/your dog, they CAN walk along here with you.

Visited July 2011
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Oakhurst, California
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“Spectacular panoramic views”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

A special place within a special national park. No matter how many times I visit, I am always blown away.

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“Stunning”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Long drive, very hot in middle of summer - buy with lots of cars and people. But worth it, amazing views.

Visited August 2011
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