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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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  • The Tioga Pass is one of the highest mountain roads in the US. By its height there is little afforestation that even better. From Olmsted Point gets you a first impression of the Half Dome. On the way you pass some beautiful mountain lakes that are beautifully surrounded by mountains. Mind you, this road is closed in winter.
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  • Amazing road. Every turn an emotion. Fantastic views. We even saw a prso with prey
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  • We came in to Yosemite from the East side and we started our journey with Tioga Pass. At first it was quite hard on our car because we were only going higher and higher, but even then the mountain vie...  more »