Yosemite Announces Seasonal Opening Of Glacier Point Road
Yosemite National Park, CA — Officials say one of Yosemite National Park’s popular routes will reopen ahead of Mother’s Day weekend.
Glacier Point Road will opens to all vehicular traffic at 9 a.m. Friday with limited available visitor services including the Glacier Point Store, which will open at 10 a.m.
However, there is not yet a projected opening date for Bridalveil Creek Campground.
Rangers remind visitors behind the wheel to slow down and drive with caution along all park roads due to wildlife that may cross onto or be present near roadways. Potentially, there could be hazardous conditions such as wet and icy conditions, debris in the roadway or downed trees.
Four Mile Trail remains closed until further notice from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point due to still present snow, ice, and other hazards.
All visitors planning to hike at higher elevations should anticipate winter hiking conditions, as it is still possible to encounter snow, ice, high water crossings, and other potential dangers. Rangers stress all hikers should turn back if they encounter challenging conditions.
Since the park is getting busy and parking areas fill early daily, it is best to advance plan and arrive at Yosemite before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Since Friday through Sunday are peak times that generally generate long waiting lines at the park entrances, rangers ask that visitors please be patient.
Visitor parking is available at Yosemite Village and Yosemite Falls day parking areas, where folks can hop onto the free park shuttle to Yosemite Valley Village and Visitor Center.