Glacier Point Hut Snowshoe Tour
- Views of Yosemite Valley
- Yosemite Falls, El Cap & Half Dome
- Hike to Sentinel Dome
- Fascinating Natural & Cultural History
- Long Days of Snowshoeing
- Cozy Hut Lodging
Please Note: This trip is not being offered for the foreseeable future due to a temporary closure of the Glacier Point Hut.
Enjoy the backcountry of Yosemite National Park in its most peaceful and pristine season, when the Sierra Nevada Mountains are blanketed in deep snow, and do it in comfort! This trip is a great winter adventure on which we snowshoe over 10 miles each way on a groomed ski trail, past some of Yosemite’s best views, to one of Yosemite’s most famous high points, Glacier Point. Winter is a wonderful time to explore Yosemite as it provides quiet solitude and we can escape the summer crowds. The breathtaking views from Glacier point, 3000 ft above Yosemite Valley, includes Half Dome, North Dome, Vernal and Nevada Falls, Yosemite Falls and El Capitan! We will also summit one of Yosemite’s iconic domes, Sentinel Dome, and explore the fissures at Taft point. This tour includes an expert guide, local transportation, all your meals, top-of-the-line gear and two nights in the iconic Glacier Point Ski Hut – which features comfy bunkbeds (communal accommodations), hot and hearty meals and comfortable couches in front of a warm fireplace. This is a phenomenal way to experience Yosemite in the winter!
$1175 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 15-20 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 6-11 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 1227 feet day hiking
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 1227 feet day hiking
- Quality of Trails:
- Groomed Ski Tracks and Snowy Trails
- The hike to and from Glacier Point Hut is on a groomed ski trail. Our second day’s trek to the top of Sentinel Dome is on a snowy hiking trail that may or may not be broken by previous hikers.
- be active and healthy
- regularly exercise vigorously
- be comfortable hiking, biking, running, or swimming for several hours without many breaks
SOLITUDE LEVEL 2
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Yosemite trip a solitude 2. You can expect as much as an hour of solitude at a time.
TRAVEL TO MARIPOSA
You’ll meet your hiking guide and group in Mariposa, CA for an orientation meeting the evening before our trip begins. Mariposa is on Highway 140 between Merced and Yosemite National Park. It is approximately 45 minutes from Merced and 90 minutes from Fresno. There are plenty of affordable lodging options in Mariposa for the pre-trip night. One we recommend is the Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel.
California does not charge sales tax on services, so there is no sales tax for this trip.
All trips in Yosemite National Park have a 5% fee required by the National Park Service. This fee is applied when your reservation is made and is passed through directly to the national park.
There are no other taxes or fees associated with this trip. Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions!
Traveling in perfect company is a wonderful thing! With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, private trips are a fun and enriching way to explore the outdoors.
Private trip pricing is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of people in your party. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax and national park fees (where applicable) or guide gratuity. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE to get the ball rolling!
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2
- 3 People: Rate x 1.5
- 4 People: Rate x 1.15
- 5+ People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply