Glacier Point Road will be closed to all traffic in 2022 to rehabilitate and improve the road. The only access to Glacier Point will be via the Four Mile, Panorama, and Pohono Trails, all of which are strenuous hikes.
Visiting Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Sitting 3,214 feet above Curry Village in Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point is one of the most recognized and sought-after viewpoints in Yosemite National Park.
The panoramic views of Yosemite Valley and Half Dome are a breathtaking glimpse of the enormity of Yosemite granite.
Accessible by car, bus, or trail, Glacier Point belongs on everyones bucketlist locations on a Yosemite visit.
Glacier Point Guides
How to Get To Glacier Point
- Car: The Glacier Point Road is open to cars from approximately late May through October or November, depending on conditions. (View a list of opening and closing dates since 1995.) When open, you can drive to Glacier Point by traveling on the Wawona Road (the continuation of Highway 41 within the park)—either north from Wawona or south from Yosemite Valley. After crossing about 13 miles, turn on to the Glacier Point Road at the Chinquapin intersection. Driving time from Wawona and Yosemite Valley is about an hour.
- Bus: The Glacier Point Tour generally operates when the Glacier Point Road is open. One-way tickets are available if you’re interested in taking the bus to Glacier Point and hiking back to Yosemite Valley. If walking to or from Glacier Point and expecting to take the bus back, be sure you’re familiar with the bus schedule. There is no regular shuttle service between Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley.
How long of a hike is Glacier Point?
When open, you can drive to Glacier Point by traveling on the Wawona Road (the continuation of Highway 41 within the park)—either north from Wawona or south from Yosemite Valley. After traveling about 13 miles, turn on to the Glacier Point Road at the Chinquapin intersection
From the Parking Area, the hike to Glacier Point is .6 miles and is considered easy. This area is very crowd friendly and popular for all types of visitors. Glacier Point, overlook will give you a commanding view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and the High Sierra.