Glacier Point Sunset



Address:

Glacier Point Road
Yosemite National Park,

Phone:

209/372-1000

NileGuide Expert tip:

Bring long pants, a good jacket and a warm hat. And a headlamp or flashlight.

Description:

Summer sunsets at Glacier Point are so nice that dozens of people stick around to watch the light change and the stars come out.  Rangers like it, too; they'll stay on duty into the evening, talking with other admirers, presenting an outdoor talk and identifying constellations as they become visible.  Some summer nights a cadre of amateur astronomers will set up some really nice telescopes for visitors to view the planets or especially nice deep space objects. 

Bring a picnic dinner (mid-summer sunset is 8:30 or later) and some warm clothes; at 7000' it cools off substantially.  Save some energy for the winding drive back to where you're staying.  The closest place to overnight is Bridalveil Campground, about 7 miles away.

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