Take in the majesty of Yosemite from Glacier Point, a viewing area 980 m (3,214 ft) above the bottom of the valley. From here you can admire and photograph Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, and Clouds Rest. Depending on the time of year, the spot is accessible by car, bus, foot, or skis. From the parking lot, you must walk along a short, paved trail to get to the viewpoint. If you are feeling adventurous, set off on a hike from here. Bring along some munchies or purchase some snacks from the visitor center for a meal with a view. Put Glacier Point and other Yosemite National Park attractions into our Yosemite National Park attractions planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Tours To Glacier Point
Full Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour - with Hotel Pickup ! BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $143
Duration: 9 hours
Semi Private Yosemite Tour with Ahwahnee Lunch - with Hotel Pickup ! BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $231
Duration: 8 hours
Glacier Point Reviews
We put a twist into our visit to Glacier Point. We parked our car at the start of the hike to Sentinel Dome, hiked to the base of the dome, then up to the peak of the dome. From there we hiked down..... more »
Enjoying our ice cream on a hot day while we enjoy the majestic view at Glacier Point. There were few crowds/visitors on this 4th of July weekend getaway amidst coronara virus. We were lucky to... more »
Been to Yosemite a dozen times or so (camping, hiking, etc... ) yet this was my first time to Glacier Point. I so don’t want to say this in fear it may generate even more visitors… but…. This is absolutely the best spot to see Yosemite for your regular visitor. That is, those that don’t plan on hiking dozens of miles and camping out for days. Here you just drive up to this site and be amazed by the view. It’s such a great location, it doesn’t seem like you can take a bad picture. There is a hike from the valley up and from Glacier point back down if you want to hike the miles and altitude but for those that can’t, I can’t think of a better place to see Yosemite, and I’ve driven a few roads in the park, all have very nice views but at Glacier Point, they are amazing. Here you can take pictures you will want to hang up on your wall. Glacier Point does close in the winter and when it snows as you are going up to over 7k elevation, so you can only visit when it’s open, late spring to fall depending on the weather. For anyone who loves nature and like finding those locations with a view, this is absolutely a must for your bucket list. My list was checked but not just checked off as I will be returning at lease one more time. On a clear nice day like when I went this July 15 2019, all you can say is .., wow. Definitely T-Rex approved.
Best place to see the dome at sunset! It may takes a while to get there but it's all worth it once you get there... Even I been in Yosemite many times this is by far the best views...so dramatic and sunset with the light lighting up the half dome is breath taking. Unforgettable views and memories. If you are unsure to go or not, just go, you'll be pleased you did it.
Plan your trip to Yosemite National Park
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
Hidden gems in Yosemite National Park
Trails in Yosemite National Park
Side trips from Yosemite National Park
Plans to Glacier Point by other users
15 days in Monterey, Bryce Canyon National Park & Yosemite National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: October, outdoors, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDONESIA August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Midwest & Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Yosemite National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium