El Capitan in Yosemite National Park
El Capitan rises about 3,600 feet above the valley floor and stretches to 7,500 feet at sea level. El Capitan is the prominent feature in Yosemite, and attracts visitors from all parts of the world as it is one of the largest exposed granite pieces in the globe, and has become the leading rock climbers’ preference.
El Capitan looks out over the impressive valley with dizzying peaks that challenges climbers and hikers.
Below are the prominent and attractive features around El Capitan
- Yosemite Valley: From here, you can get a good view of El Capitan fully exposed and with some binoculars you will be able to see climbers coming up from Yosemite Valley. El Capitan is situated opposite Bridalveil Fall, and on the roads leading to the western side of the valley, you can get a good view of this area as well.
- Cathedral Rocks and Spires: The rocks offer an more impressive view. You can get a view of the Cathedral Rocks from the eastern side of the canyon where Bridalveil Creek enters, creating a magnificent scenery.
- Half Dome: Half Dome forms prominent landmark of Yosemite. The dome rises to 5,000 feet above valley floor posing a challenge to climbers. The dome can be seen from eastern Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Village, and Yosemite Valley Lodge.
- Three Brothers: These are the most attractive features that make up Eagle Peak. Three brothers’ rocks are located east of El Capitan and you can get a great view of them from east of the Cathedral Beach picnic area.
- Glacier Point: Glacier Point is a famous destination with fantastic views that you don’t want to miss. You can see it while on your way to the Yosemite Hotel or from Half Dome village.
If you are looking for a good place to tour, visiting El Capitan can make for fantastic memories. While on your trip, stay with us at the “Waterfall Lodge near Yosemite” and give us a call at 1-559-978-9010 to reserve.