The Cathedral Range is a mountain range immediately to the South of Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. The range is an offshoot of the Sierra Nevada. It includes Cathedral Peak, Unicorn Peak, Eichorn Pinnacle, Echo Peaks, Echo Ridge, Matthes Crest, and Cockscomb. The mountains were formed by glaciers carving out the granite material. The tops of the peaks in the range were above the level of the highest glaciation, and are therefore un-eroded and distinctly spire-like. The range is named after Cathedral Peak, which resembles a cathedral spire.Work out when and for how long to visit Cathedral Range and other Yosemite National Park attractions using our handy Yosemite National Park day trip website .
The range runs beside the two Cathedral Lakes, just one mile southwest of Cathedral Peak. Hikers can access the lakes and Cathedral range by the John Muir trail from the trailhead in Tuolumne Meadows. The highest point in the range is Mount Florence, one of the most prominent peaks in the Yosemite high country.
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Every area within Yosemite (except the narrow,hairpin turn roads) is fabulous.Cathedral Range is viewed from a distance and great photo op. more »
Granite meets glacial carved lakes. The scenery is astounding and the air fresh and clean. If you love jagged peaks, pristine glacial lakes and maybe the occasional bear sighting, this is the area for... more »
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