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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
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Our tour guide Bob was fantastic. Definitely recommend this tour for small groups. Added knowledge and convenience moving around the park was worth it.
Gisselle_M, 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
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
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-4
Very good one day overview of Yosemite National Park
Robert_C, May 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Organized day trip that gave us a good overview of Yosemite. Our guide, Fred, was very good but being in the back of the van made it very difficult to hear throughout much of the trip. A microphone would have been helpful.
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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.
star-5
Great tour, well worth the $
Bonnie_A, May 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
We had a wonderful tour with RON...he was 1st rate, absolutely wonderful. Took us to every top spot, was knowledgeable, gracious and articulate.
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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.
star-5
Awesome day in Yosemite
Peggy_S, Apr 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
What a super day. My sister and I loved every minute of it. Julie was the best . We had such a great group. We wouldn’t change a thing.
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Beauty of nature with insight that made it even more memorable!!
Mark_W, Apr 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Mick was an awesome guide! He was knowledgeable and provided an easy pace for the day! His favorite picture spots were perfect! Highly recommend him!
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Y for Yosemite!
EuChuan_T, Apr 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Laura was our tour leader and she was nothing short of amazing. Great energy throughout, she was very informative. Her knowledge and experience pertaining to Yosemite National Park was very apparent through the way she conducted the tour. Everything was fuss-free; from the pick-up to the stops and through the treks/hikes. She gave us ample time to explore on our own and was always ready to help us snap pictures (Y for Yosemite!). Would recommend to anyone.
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Yosemite National Park 2022
Liza_G, Apr 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
We have a great time in Yosemite National Park. We owe it to a great Tour guide "DAVE". He's fun and knowledgeable person or I say a historian pertaining to Yosemite park. Such a beautiful place that people should see.
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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: