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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
$169.00 per adult
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Thank you Viator Tours and specially to July, you were excellent, we enjoyed a lot.
We had an amazing good time, our tour guide have total knowledge of Yosemite National Park main points and made us enjoy our visit to the park.
Rodrigo_L, Aug 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
Best Yosemite tour experience ever!
Teresita_M, Aug 2022
Private Yosemite & Glacier Point Van Tour (Large Family) - with Hotel Pickup !
Laura is the best tour guide I have ever met. She is friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating to all our request specially with regards to taking our group pictures too. And the lunch was really yummy. She gave us the best tour experience ever. Thank you Laura for your excellent service from all of us.
star-5
Great first tour of Yosemite
Caroline_J, Jul 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Julie was a great guide for our overview tour of Yosemite! Didn’t get to see glacier point because of fire closures but she made the best of it.
star-5
Grand Yosemite!
Stuart_M, Aug 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Our tour guide, Julie was knowledgeable and experienced. She took us all around Yosemite and showed us all of the best sites. Her pleasant demeanor made our day spectacular.
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Our tour guide “Daniel”...
John_S, Jun 2022
Private Yosemite & Glacier Point SUV / Van Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Our tour guide “Daniel” was fantastic! He had in-depth knowledge of Yosemite and it’s history. We were never rushed while seeing the sights. He interacted very very well with our granddaughters and kept them engaged and interested. Definitely a “five star” experience.
star-5
More than we expected!!
Nelly_P, Aug 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
We had an awesome day!! Julie was a wonderful guide! Very easy going and accommodating. Lots of stories and information about Yosemite. Perfect day!!
star-5
Great tour, fabulous guide (Laura)
Jeanne_T, Jul 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
We really enjoyed our trip to Yosemite. We had a fabulous Guide named Laura who made the trip really great. Glacier point was closed for the season but she took us to really nice stops. We loved all of it and we highly recommend this tour!
star-5
If you only have one day in Yosemite!
Steven_R, Aug 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Could never have gotten to see Yosemite in the one day we had without this tour! Mic took us to all the highlights and to some little known spots and explained the history and geology along the way. It was perfect!
star-5
Great day in Yosemite
Karsten_E, Jul 2022
Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
It was an amazing day in good company and our guide Daniel was really an inspiration and was a good host. He gave us a very good day and gave us many stories about the park and about his own life.
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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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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.
Q:
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: