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Dramatic Mountain Landscape of Yosemite National Park

‘Dramatic’ is the first likely word that comes to the mind of every visitor to the Yosemite National Park. Certainly striking, Yosemite Valley’s rock formations created by prehistoric glaciers that washed down the mountains and cliffs caused these spellbinding landscapes. Visitors thrill in the rising high cliffs and flowing waterfalls in these mountains that incredibly range from 3000 feet to over 13,000 feet in height!

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Set out to dazzle yourself with outstanding views at these points of interest and yes, do not forget to pack your camera.

Cathedral Rocks and Spires:

These rocks are visible through the year because of their height which is at 2000 feet. They are formed in an unusual symmetrical balance and appear like a triple rock formation. Tourists vote that the Cathedral Rocks and Spires are the most beautiful rock formations of Yosemite National Park.

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El Captain:

Favored by professional rock climbers from all over the world, El Captain stands tall at an impressive 3590 feet. Both Cathedral Rocks and Spires and El Captain are visible from Yosemite Valley.

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Half Dome:

One of the most spectacular cliffs of Yosemite, the Half Dome is about 8, 842 feet above sea level popular for its sheer size. It has a smooth granite wall that rises for almost a mile above the valley. The cliff can be climbed by experienced mountaineers after a challenging and exhausting hike. Half Dome can be seen almost anywhere in the eastern Yosemite Valley for its sheer height.

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Glacier Point:

Glacier Point offers one of the most beautiful views in Yosemite. It is on the edge of Yosemite Valley, 3000 feet high on a granite perch. The climb up is made convenient by a road and visitors can treat themselves to the awesome sights of the mountain peaks, pure valleys and the rumbling waterfalls below.

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Mount Dana:

Set on the eastern edge of Yosemite, Mount Dana’s peak touches a height of 13,060 feet. It the second highest peak of the park. The best view of Mount Dana is from the Tioga Road which is west of Tioga Pass. 

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