Yosemite, Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park

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Take in the majesty of nature at Yosemite, Tunnel View, one of Yosemite Park's most iconic viewpoints. This site has drawn visitors, photographers, and artists since it opened in 1933. Those arriving by road must drive through a long, dark tunnel before emerging to see the breathtaking scenery, hence the viewpoint's name. A turn-out with ample parking enables you to stop for photographs of El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, and Half Dome. If you are feeling adventurous, you can embark on a hike up to Inspiration Point from here. Put Yosemite, Tunnel View into our Yosemite National Park road trip planning tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Yosemite National Park.
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  • I think this is the best vista point I have see in the Yosemite Park! Has enough parking area and walking around space. 
    I think this is the best vista point I have see in the Yosemite Park! Has enough parking area and walking around space.  more »
  • If your looking for a place you can get Bridal Falls, El Capitan and Half Done all in one picture. This is the place to stop. It’s a great place to stop first before exploring all that Yosemite has... 
    If your looking for a place you can get Bridal Falls, El Capitan and Half Done all in one picture. This is the place to stop. It’s a great place to stop first before exploring all that Yosemite has...  more »
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  • You need to be prepared for this as you drive in, as its right at the mouth of the tunnel. This is somewhere I would highly recommend stopping as it gives the most fantastic views of the whole valley. If you get the sun right, this is a wonderous view. It does get very busy and there are not many parking spots, so best to get here early if you can. My pics are from ~4pm (going in) and ~9am (going out) in June.
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