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. Take a look at our Yosemite National Park travel route planner to schedule your visit to Tioga Pass and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I traveled on the outward journey and return in early June to get to Yosemite National park. Road with breathtaking views, lovely. The thing that may interest you is that you can continue for quite a while without pay, before of course to enter the Park. If you don't want to or can't enter the Park the Board anyway to go, you won't regret it.
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  • Up to 15 before traveling to the United States we didn't know if we could get by Tioga Pass because it was closed by the snow... but luckily they opened it and we could do the path that we had already planned from Tenerife... as you enter you're already an idea of what you'll find in Yosemite... beautiful lakes with snow in the background... streams with crystal clear waters... panoramic road... we saw deer on a pretty big stretch we were seeing thousands of butterflies that flew on all sides, and we had to slow the March to avoid killing some... was very exciting... no doubt the best welcome to Yosemite... June 2018
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  • totally the best entrence into yosemite national park. great views and lakes raise the expectations of whats to come  more »
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  • Best scenic drive ever.
  • Wow.....simply amazing. Could not have had a better day
  • This pass from Lee Vining to Yosemite has a lot to offer. Its a long drive, but definitely worth it. During day time, you will pass various lakes and sceneries. At nighttime, you can opt to go to a stop and watch the milky way and look for shooting stars.
  • I'm giving this rating, because you'd think a person would have a kind heart, but not here. The amount of money these toll booths make off of the population, they couldn't even have a kind heart to a person in need.. That's such a sad senerio. Thanks for not showing any love Yosemite national park...
  • Good seed and lots of corners. Do you know what i mean? ;-)
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