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Glacier Point Road In Yosemite To Open This Week

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park will open the Glacier Point Road to all vehicular traffic at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 10.

There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point. The Glacier Point Store will be open at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10. There is no projected opening date for the Bridalveil Creek Campground.

Visitors are encouraged to slow down and drive with caution along all park roads, as bears and other wildlife may be present on or near the roadway. Drivers should be aware of potential hazards in the road, including wet and icy conditions or debris in the roadway.

Drivers should also be aware of the potential of downed trees in and around the road.

The Four Mile Trail remains closed until further notice from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point due to snow, ice, and other hazards along the trail.

All visitors planning to hike at high elevations in Yosemite National Park should be prepared for winter hiking conditions. Hikers may encounter snow, ice, high water crossings and other hazards, and should be prepared to turn back if challenging conditions are found along a trail.

Spring is a busy time to visit Yosemite National Park. Visitors are encouraged to plan their trips in advance and arrive to the park before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m.

Parking areas throughout the park are expected to fill early in the day. Visitor parking will be available at the Yosemite Village Day Parking Area and at the Yosemite Falls Day Parking Area.

Visitors are encouraged to park and utilize the free park shuttle to get to the Yosemite Valley Village and Visitor Center. Visitors coming to Yosemite from Friday through Sunday will experience periods of heavy visitation and should be prepared to wait in long lines at the park entrance stations.

“All park visitors are encouraged to pack your patience,” say park officials.

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200, press 1 and press 1 again.

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