Funded mostly from the Great American Outdoors Act, Yosemite National Park Reworks glacier Point Road Access
Yosemite National Park – August 6, 2022 – For millions of Yosemite visitors Glacier point is one of the most Iconic drives and views in our national parks system. Staring down the granite valleys of Yosemite with Half Dome prominent featured as the king piece of this magnificent landscape. However in 2022, thanks in great part to the Great American Outdoor act, Glacier point road access has been closed for a remake, or rebuild of sorts.
Thursday Yosemite national Park shared an update of that project to help celebrate the Great American Outdoor day. A Free day for visitors on our state and federal lands.
The Glacier Point Road rehabilitation project Update: While the road is closed this year, Yosemite National Park plans to reopen it (with delays) in late spring 2023.
Yosemite Crews are not just completely repaving the deteriorating Glacier Point Road, but also:
– Repairing curves leading down to Glacier Point. This road segment contains steep and narrow hairpin curves that drop 600 feet over 1.6 miles.
– Improving the pullout overlooking the Clark Range to address safety hazards.
– Repairing road areas west of Summit Meadow to prevent the continued settlement of the road.
– Paving the overflow parking area at Sentinel Dome trailhead and adding accessible vault toilets.
– Formalizing McGurk Meadow Trailhead parking area to increase safety.
– Repaving the Glacier Point parking area.
Learn more about this project at https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/gproadfaq.htm.
Glacier Point Road Project – 2022 and 2023 – Yosemite National Park (U.S. National Park Service)