Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Glacier Point Hotel
For generations, Glacier Point has been one of the most popular destinations in all of Yosemite. Nearly one million visitors enjoy the magnificent vistas of the High Sierra and Yosemite Valley from this site each year. Glacier Point has suffered because of its popularity. The unhealed scars of heavy use, previous development, and the 1969 fire required substantial rehabilitation and revegetation in 1997.
Erected by Yosemite Fund.
Location. 37° 43.797′ N, 119° 34.405′ W. Marker is in Yosemite National Park, California, in Mariposa County. Marker can be reached from Glacier Point Road. Touch for map. This marker is located on the Glacier Point Trail, opposite the concessions store at Glacier Point. Marker is in this post office area: Yosemite National Park CA 95389, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Welcome to Glacier Point (approx. ¼ mile away); LeConte Memorial Lodge (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Grand Lodge (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Ahwahnee Porte Cochere (approx. 1.2 miles away); Reawakening the Meadow (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Story of Half Dome (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Old Yosemite Village (approx. 1.3 miles away); A Home for Rangers (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yosemite National Park.
Also see . . . Historic Ashes - National Park Service. It was 1871 when James McCauley obtained permission from the Yosemite Board of Commissioners to build and operate a toll trail to and from Yosemite Valley at the base of Sentinel Rock and climb over 3,000 feet to Glacier Point. (Submitted on May 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on January 15, 2017, by Andy P of Ellicott City, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.