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Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park

Categories: Scenic Drives, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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At an elevation of 3,031 m (9,943 ft ), Tioga Pass represents the highest highway pass in the Sierra Nevada. Serving as an entry point for Yosemite National Park, the 95 km (59 mi) stretch of road is considered to be one of the most scenic drives in the Sierras, according to National Geographic magazine. The road winds through forests and meadows and hugs the edge of Tenaya Lake. Along the way, you'll pass by the granite outcroppings and cliffs that Yosemite is known for--you can often spot rock climbers on the cliff faces. The pass features lots of off-the-beaten-path hiking opportunities and numerous picnic spots. Add Tioga Pass and other attractions to your Yosemite National Park trip itinerary using our Yosemite National Park itinerary maker.
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  • I wanted to get to Yosemite Valley this way because of comments about the views and the scenery. They don't do it justice. The views are as everyuone says and then some! Take your time and stop as oft...  read more »
  • The views all along Highway 120 are spectacular. We entered the park from the east after enjoying a day at Mono Lake. We intended to drive through Tioga Pass and start our vacation in Yosemite Valley,...  read more »
  • We have made this trip in September after a visit to Yosemite Park. It is a pass road to circulate easily with many beautiful views stations so you should quote a day for it. The pass itself not particularly spectacular, but is the road to the pass and then back down to the Valley offers very variety travel landscapes with impressive mountains, wild rivers and romantic lakes. This route is also of Mono Lake, which is absolutely worth a visit.
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