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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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  • One of the most beautiful roads. The road is slow and many get around. But the landscape and stopping places very fascinating note road closes winter because Snow please beware
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  • This is a great quick way to get through to death valley and Vegas from the West coast when the road is open. It is the highest crossing of the Rockies and is open in Spring summer fall, but is closed...  more »
  • If you plan to drive the tioga pass, make sure you check with the local authorities to see whether it is open well ahead of your planned trip.  more »