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Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park
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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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  • If you are not going in the summer the road may be closed. Call 209 372 0200 for information on Tioga Pass. We went in late October. The first day we tried to do the drive the road was closed because ...  more »
  • The drive through tioga pass was one of the best that I've done in my life. The road was well maintained and the scenery was drop dead gorgeous. Make sure to check the road status before making the dr...  more »
  • This drive was great. Be sure to check the weather and road status especially close to winter. I'd love to drive this in early spring. Even if you aren't coming to the Valley from the east or leaving ...  more »