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By Ken Brown
Editor, You Can Learn Series
Updated: September 15,
Great Views of El Capitan and Bridalveil Fall from Tunnel View
As you travel through Yosemite Valley, make sure you take a few minutes to see
Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View. This classic viewing point sits high
enough off the valley floor to give you a wonderful panoramic photo
From one great vantage point you see El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall,
and far off in the distance, Half Dome.
You can see how the valley was formed by glaciers. You can see Bridalveil Fall
and how the glaciers formed this example of a hanging valley. A hanging valley
is formed when two glaciers intersect and one glacier digs out the landscape
and leaves the other glacier hanging far above the valley floor.
How to Get to Tunnel View
You get to Tunnel View off Hwy 41. If you are coming from the valley you can
pull off to the right for the best views of the Yosemite Valley. If you are
coming from Mariposa Grove you will go through a long tunnel and you can pull
off to the right into a large parking lot or off to the left. The view is
better from the left parking lot.