Where can I watch the sunset in Yosemite?

The Best Yosemite Sunset Spots

  • Sentinel Dome.
  • Taft Point.
  • Artists Point/Inspiration Point.
  • Tunnel View.
  • Cook Meadow.

Can you go to Glacier Point at night?

Glacier Point provides excellent night sky viewing during summer. Yosemite National Park, miles from the nearest city lights, has a very dark night sky that makes it a great place to look at the stars.

How many people have died at Glacier Point Yosemite?

Ghiglieri said that at least 1,004 have died in the park since 1851, with more than 300 perishing in steep falls.

Is Glacier Point worth the drive?

It can take a while to get here from Yosemite Village but it’s worth the hour drive. You look down on all of the valley landmarks like Yosemite Falls, Vernal/Nevada Falls, Half Dome, etc. It provides the best views in the park and is only a short walk on a paved path to several spectacular overlook points.

Where can I watch the sunrise in Yosemite?

The Best Viewpoints to Watch the Sunrise & Sunset in Yosemite National Park, California

  • Glacier Point. Sunrise. Glacier Point should be on everyone’s bucket list.
  • Tunnel View. Sunrise/Sunset.
  • Taft Point. Sunset.
  • Swinging Bridge. Sunrise/Sunset.

Where can I watch the sunrise Yosemite?

In my opinion, Tunnel View is the best place to watch the sunrise in Yosemite. You’ll be able to catch the first light falling over Yosemite Valley with Half Dome, El Capitan, and Bridal Veil Falls as the backdrop.

Can you see Milky Way from Yosemite?

Absolutely, yes, you can see the Milky Way in Yosemite! The Milky Way is visible in the northern hemisphere during the summer months, so if you plan your Yosemite stargazing trip between April and October, you should be able to see the Milky Way (depending on the time you go stargazing).

How long is the hike to Glacier Point?

7 miles

Rating: Short family-friendly stroll
Time Required: 15-30 minutes
Length: .7 miles total
Elevation Change: Mostly level
Seasons: Early summer to autumn (whenever the Glacier Point Road is open for the season and is not covered in snow)

How common are bear attacks in Yosemite?

Attacks are rare—nobody has been killed or seriously injured by a bear in Yosemite.

Is the drive to Glacier Point scary?

There’s one spot called Darwin’s Curve that gets some attention, but overall most people will not consider the Glacier Point road to be scary. By comparison it’s no worse than other local roads like route 120 (Tioga Pass, Tuolumne Meadows) or route 41 (Wawona, Mariposa Grove).

Why is Glacier Point Road closed?

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. There will be 30-minute delays in 2023.

What can you see from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park?

Glacier Point is said to be a spectacular Yosemite sunrise spot but the sunset from Glacier Point is just as rewarding. From Glacier Point, you can see other famous sites in Yosemite such as Half Dome, Clouds Rest and Yosemite Valley.

What is the best sunset in Yosemite?

Sentinel Dome is often cited as the best sunset in Yosemite as it has incredible views, few crowds and requires a little adventure to reach. Bear in mind that to reach the trailhead you will need to drive up to Glacier Point. This road is shut for half of the year.

Can you drive into Yosemite National Park in 2021?

Reservations are required to drive into Yosemite National Park beginning May 21. The Glacier Point Tour will not be operating in 2021. Learn more about current park operations. Glacier Point Road will be closed to all traffic in 2022 to rehabilitate and improve the road.

Is there a shuttle from Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley?

If hiking 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.