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Full Moon Tour – Sentinel Dome

Sentinel DomeThe Yosemite Full Moon guided night tour is one of our most popular tours. With an easy-grade hike to the Sentinel Dome, visitors of all ages can experience the dramatic landscape during sunset and moon rise on the top of Sentinel Dome. Under the light of a full moon the vast landscape is breathtaking. Its granite cliffs glow in the silvery light like a moonscape. This particular vista is the photographer’s dream, whether you’re a professional or cell phone shutterbug.

“The moon is looking down into the canyon, and how marvelously the great rocks kindle to her light! Every dome, and brow, and swelling boss touched by her white rays, glows as if lighted with snow.” – John Muir

On this Yosemite night tour, you will savor a picnic dinner as crimson or purple hues engulf the western slopes of the Sierra and shadows climb the cliffs of Yosemite Valley. Half Dome will seem to glow with an inner light until it, too, succumbs to nightfall.

A hush falls over the high country as we retrace our steps in the growing twilight. On your journey back to civilization, your mind will dance with images of one of nature’s most majestic temples bejeweled in the sunset. The experience is truly magical, and the memory of Yosemite in the moonlight will stay with you for a lifetime.

The Sentinel Dome hike is also offered as a private tour if you prefer to go at your own pace as opposed to going with a group.

Returns Summer 2023

Glacier Point Road will be undergoing road maintenance which will keep it closed through 2022. This means we will not be able to offer our Full Moon at Sentinel Dome tours until 2023.
If you still want to see Yosemite under a full moon, and who wouldn’t, we can schedule your private sunset/full moon tour with an alternate itinerary.

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