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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
star-4.5
$159.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
A fantastic tour of Yosemite with local insight!!
We had a great time on our tour! Daniel was the best tour guide, he really knew a lot about the area as his family has been in the area for generations and had a lot of great stories. He even took us on special sights not part of the regular tour, as others were closed. Highly recommend!
Elena_K, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Yosemite National Park

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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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Best Experience
Michele_M, Oct 2021
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Such an amazing experience. The scenery was great, but Daniel was even better. He was just an amazing tour guide, with so much useful, and helpful information. I did this tour on a whim, and it was amazing. The company was amazing and made everything easy, from hotel pickup, to making sure the time of the tour worked for me. Cannot recommend enough.
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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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Great day at Yosemite
Stephen_S, Oct 2021
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
What a great tour guide we had for our day at Yosemite National Park. He had a boat load of information for us. We think that he truly loves his job and has fun interacting with the groop. He also had a telescope so we could watch cliff climbers and it was so cool to see. If and when we do another tour, I hope we get the same guy to show off to friens and family. Keep up the great work and thanks so much. Stephen & Sung
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FANTASTOC
treyguad, Aug 2021
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
When we were on our way into the park, our tour guide said “I don’t mean to presume what anyone has seen before this, but there’s a good chance this will be the most spectacular thing you’ve ever seen.” I wouldn’t consider myself easily impressed but wow… he was absolutely right! The view from Glacier Point is nothing short of stunning! I would gladly pay for this tour again, well worth the money
star-5
Jaime did an outstanding job guiding us to the key points in Yosemite and helped us plan our non-guided second day.
Michael_B, Oct 2021
One Day In Yosemite Private Tour:Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point & Giant Sequoias
Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Half Dome and the giant Sequoias were highlights. The hike to Sentinel Dome was memorable.
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Tough HIke-Understanding drive/guide
Michelle_M, Oct 2021
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
the long and strenous hike down Glacier Peak, it was hard but I made it and I won;t forget it or do it again. The Crossroads driver was great, ptient, knowledgabvel and very helpful, kind and understanding ehien t took me longer than oithers to get done with the hike
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Our Yosemite tour and Guide Nate
ALLAN_B, Sep 2021
One Day In Yosemite Private Tour:Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point & Giant Sequoias
Nate gave 100% during our 8 hour tour. He spoke about the sequoias, animal and plant life, native history, Rock formations and all the major Yosemite spots. He loves Yosemite and it is evident in his vast knowledge and excitement as we drove from one end to the other of the sites. Nate never tires in answering any questions and constantly gives interesting facts. We highly recommend the tour and Nate.
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Exciting Yosemite tour
Timothy_W, Jul 2021
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
The tour was great! Our guide, James was wonderful. Could not have asked for a better experience. Saw natural formations and learned about the history of the park. Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley are beautiful . Would encourage all to visit. A must see.
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We were on our honeymoon...
Clay_H, Sep 2021
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
We were on our honeymoon and decided to add a last minute tour of Yosemite! We were picked up from Tenaya Lodge right on time with no hiccups at all. Our tour guide was Daniel and he was hands down the best tour guide! He was super informative and took great pictures of us as well- we recommend this trip to anyone!
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The views and the scenery...
Thomas_J, Sep 2021
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
The views and the scenery were spectacular, albeit partially obscured from smoke. The Valley was partially obscured from a fire to the south.
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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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