Fodor's Expert Review Glacier Point

Yosemite National Park Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook Fodor's Choice

If you lack the time, desire, or stamina to hike more than 3,200 feet up to Glacier Point from the Yosemite Valley floor, you can drive here—or take a bus from the valley—for a bird's-eye view. You are likely to encounter a lot of day-trippers on the short, paved trail that leads from the parking lot to the main overlook. Take a moment to veer off a few yards to the Geology Hut, which succinctly explains and illustrates what the valley looked like 10 million, 3 million, and 20,000 years ago.

Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook Fodor's Choice

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Yosemite National Park, California  95389, USA

209-372–0200

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Closed late Oct.–mid-May.

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