Glacier Point Road to Open in Yosemite National Park
The Glacier Point Road will open to visitors on May 4, 2007 at noon. Glacier Point is located about 30 miles from Yosemite Valley off the Wawona Road, the section of State Highway 41 inside the park. Limited services are available at Glacier Point, including portable toilets and hand washing stations.
There is no projected opening date for the Bridalveil Creek campground.
Roadways may be wet due to ice and melting snow and wildlife is very active on the Glacier Point Road. Visitors are advised to drive with caution.
An opening date for the Tioga Road, the section of State Highway 120 which crosses the Sierra Nevada through Yosemite National Park, has yet to be determined.
Did You Know?
The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.