Glacier Point Road

Glacier Point Road is the most scenic drive in the Yosemite NP

Located in Mariposa County in the U.S. state of California, Glacier Point Road is the most scenic drive in the Yosemite National Park. It’s one of the world's most scenic drives.

How long is the Glacier Point Road?

The curvy road is 26km (16-mile) long running west-east from Wawona Road to Glacier Point. It’s totally paved. There's no gas along Glacier Point Road. The existing roadway was completed in 1936, replacing the original wagon road built in 1882. The road is planned to remain shut throughout 2021, to allow complete repaving, straightening of some tight bends, and improvements to parking areas.

Is the Glacier Point Road open?

The road ends at Glacier Point, a viewpoint above Yosemite Valley at an elevation of 7,214 feet (2,199 m) above the sea level. The summit offers great views of several of Yosemite National Park's most scenic spots. At this elevation, the road typically closes after the first big winter storm arrives in November and opens again in late May, but both dates can vary. At the summit it feels almost as if you could step right off into the clouds and fly among craggy Sierra Nevada peaks.

Is the Glacier Point Road worth it?

It’s said to be the most scenic drive in the Yosemite National Park. The drive offers stunning views. During the summer, Glacier Point is often crowded with tourists.


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