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Glacier Point

Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, CA

The Basics

As one of the most spectacular (and easily accessible) scenic overlooks in Yosemite, Glacier Point almost always features on guided tours of the park. Single- and multi-day tours depart from California cities including San Francisco and Los Angeles regularly and combine this Yosemite lookout with other nearby attractions. Many tours also offer visitors the option to hike down 4-Mile Trail from the overlook to Southside Drive—a much easier alternative than the ambitious hike up.

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Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
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$169.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Yosemite spectacular
Laura was an excellent guide/driver. She kept us fully entertained throughout the day with her stories and found us the most spectacular views to photograph. El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Brides Veil Falls and Half Dome were all phenomenal. An excellent tour. Highly recommended.
David_H, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Yosemite National Park

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Highly recommend!
Linda_T, Apr 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Laura was a fabulous driver and tour guide. The itinerary was just right for us and we saw several WOW views. The van was clean and comfortable. Laura was attentive, informative and so very pleasant.
star-5
Great experience. Clean...
timhaugenhotmailcom, Mar 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Great experience. Clean van, good guide and beautiful day. We highly recommend. The pickup in Fresno was a good idea.
star-5
Amazing!!
Lisa_B, May 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
We had a great time, unfortunately glacier point was closed. But we had a great tour started exactly at 8am for the full 9 hours. Rob was a fantastic tour guide!
star-5
It was beautiful and our...
Charla_M, May 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
It was beautiful and our guide, Laura was engaging, friendly, knowledgeable and made my first experience at Yosemite one of the best travel experiences ever. It was organized and well planned, exceeding my expectations.
star-5
Wonderful tour! Okay
Kim_P, May 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Rob was great! He gave us a nice history of Yosemite. We had a great day! We got to see climbers. Nice lunch included. Would recommend!
star-5
Best Day in the park!
Sompop_N, May 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
This was an excellent way to get an orientation to the park and hit most of the highlights. If you only have one way - THIS is absolutely the way to go. You will be tired at the end of the day - over 10k steps but even the older members of our group had no trouble. The nice thing about this trip is that you don’t have to worry about finding parking or directions or reservations for the park or finding food or drinks. You are fully taken care of - which was worth every penny. Highy recommend!
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Yosemite Private Tour
Janet_L, Nov 2021
One Day In Yosemite Private Tour:Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point & Giant Sequoias
Our guide was professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Jesse knew the facts of the area and added personal experiences if friends and himself. Yosemite is a must see and experience. The very best guide and personalized tour we've had in our 20 year plus marriage. This tour fit our needs.
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Worthwhile Adventure
Christie_W, Oct 2021
One Day In Yosemite Private Tour:Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point & Giant Sequoias
We enjoyed our tour and tour guide immensely. We only had one day in Yosemite, and this was the best and easiest way to see the most in such a short period of time. Our guide was flexible and accommodating. Beautiful and amazing doesn't begin to describe the things we saw.
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Yosemite-a magnificent tour
Sue_D, May 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Yosemite was magnificent. The experience was enhanced by Julie,a perfect guide. She was so pleasant,friendly and extremely knowledgeable.
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Yosemite in a day.
Cynthia_C, May 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Yosemite is such a beautiful park. Our guide Daniel made the tour so much more interesting with his knowledge of the area and his stories. I would recommend this tour for anyone who does not have a lot of time to explore on their own or who wants a beginning point for more exploring.
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Excellent park summary!
Janet_H, May 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
James was an awesome guide. It was very helpful to get an overview of the park before heading out on our own, and James added his own knowledge and personality to the trip. We saw so many things, and we really enjoyed the other people on our tour.
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Tour and guide
Sobha_K, Nov 2020
Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from Los Angeles by Amtrak
Our tour guide Ron was amazing with crossroad tours.He was very polite and explained everything much MORE than a regular tour guide.I would recommend him to anyone.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Glacier Point is a must-see for photographers and first-time visitors to Yosemite.

  • Don’t forget your camera—views from the top are stunning.

  • Wear sturdy shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces, especially if you plan to hike up or down 4-Mile Trail.

  • Glacier Point is accessible to wheelchair users via a paved path from the nearby parking area.

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How to Get There

While it’s possible to hike to Glacier Point from the Yosemite Valley floor, it involves a strenuous 3,200-foot (975-meter) ascent. It’s much easier to drive or take a bus from the Yosemite Valley Lodge (formerly the Yosemite Lodge). During winter, a 10.5-mile (17-kilometer) cross-country skiing trail leads to the overlook.

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When to Get There

Glacier Point is open throughout the year, although it’s only accessible by road or trail from late May through October or November. During the rest of the year, you have to ski to get there.

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Stargazing at Glacier Point

With no city lights for miles, Yosemite National Park enjoys dark skies perfect for astronomical observation. During the summer months (June to August), amateur astronomers gather at the Glacier Point Amphitheater on Saturday nights for star parties. Bring along a star chart and join in the stargazing fun.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Glacier Point?
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Attractions near Glacier Point:
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What else should I know about attractions in Yosemite National Park?
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As well as visiting the Glacier Point, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: