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  • Address: Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, CA, USA
An overlook with an incomparable view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite's high country (stay for stargazing if you have the time), Glacier Point is accessible by car during the summer and by cross-country ski during the winter. Perhaps it's getting to Glacier Point that is half the fun!

During the winter, skiers are rewarded only after a 10.5 cross-country tour; during the summer, hikers can choose from the misleadingly named Four Mile Trail (it's actually closer to five miles long), the nearly nine mile Panorama Trail or, for the truly ambitious, a combination of the two trails, to reach the promontory.

However, if you lack the time, desire or stamina to climb the nearly 3,200 feet (975 meters) above the valley floor, consider the four-hour Glacier Point Tour, which departs daily from Yosemite Lodge.

Practical Info

When it's open, you can drive to Glacier Point by traveling on the Wawona Road either north from Wawona or south from Yosemite Valley. After traveling about 13 miles, turn on to the Glacier Point Road at the Chinquapin intersection. Driving time from Wawona and Yosemite Valley is about an hour.

The Glacier Point Tours require reservations, but can be made from any Tour & Activity Desk. Tours depart at 8:30am, 10am and 1:30pm daily from May through October. Cost ranges from $23 for a child to $41 for an adult; children under five years of age are free. One-way tickets are available if you decide to ride up and hike back down.

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Yosemite and Glacier Point Day Tour, Yosemite National Park, null
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Yosemite and Glacier Point Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Enjoy a beautiful and relaxing 9 hour tour of Yosemite, with highlights including Glacier Point and all of the iconic sites of Yosemite Valley including ...  Read more

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Yosemite and Glacier Point with Ahwahnee Lunch, Yosemite National Park, Day Trips
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Yosemite and Glacier Point with Ahwahnee Lunch

Enjoy a luxurious full-day tour experience of Yosemite and Glacier Point. This tour is designed for a very small group, and chances are if you have 4 or more ...  Read more

Location: Fresno, California
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Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from Los Angeles by Train, Los Angeles, Day Trips
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Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from Los Angeles by Train

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Leave the City of Angels for angelic Yosemite on this over-night trip. Hop on the Amtrak from Los Angeles to Fresno where you'll spend the night. The following ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley Private SUV Tour from San Francisco, San Francisco, Day Trips
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Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley Private SUV Tour from San Francisco

This private SUV tour is driven and narrated by a Northern California born owner-operator who has driven over 600 tours to Yosemite National Park. Feel free to ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,150.00
Yosemite Day Hike from Glacier Point Including Panorama Trail, Yosemite National Park, Full-day ... 
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Yosemite Day Hike from Glacier Point Including Panorama Trail

Trek alongside three major waterfalls in Yosemite National Park — Illilouette Fall, Nevada Fall and Vernal Fall — on this full-day guided hike. After a shuttle ...  Read more

Location: Yosemite, California
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Natural Wonders of Yosemite Tour from San Francisco, San Francisco, Day Trips
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Natural Wonders of Yosemite Tour from San Francisco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

This Yosemite tour is led by expert naturalist guides who will reveal the narrative of the Park, from epic clashes of granite and glacier to the land’s journey ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

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2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco, San Francisco, Day Trips
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2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 130 Reviews

On our Yosemite Hotel 2-Day Tour, you’ll have enough time and flexibility to see everything the park has to offer. The tour is fully-guided so you get a more ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2-days / 1-night

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Yosemite Trip from San Francisco with Overnight Stay at Ahwahnee Hotel, San Francisco, Multi-day ... 
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Yosemite Trip from San Francisco with Overnight Stay at Ahwahnee Hotel

Enjoy the flexibility to explore Yosemite National Park at leisure with an overnight stay at the park's ultra-luxurious Ahwahnee Hotel from San Francisco. ...  Read more

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