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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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  • it's a drive that can be a little scary at times owing to the steep drop-off on one side but it does reward you with spectacular views right before entering the Yosemite National Park proper...go slow...  more »
  • Driving from Death Valley in the morning to arriving into Yosemite by the afternoon was an amazing contrast, with the arid landscape of the desert transitioning into the lush green of Yosemite. Be awa...  more »
  • We have taken this route several times to get to Mono Lake and Body the ghost town. Lovely scenery as you come down out of the park.  more »