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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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  • Our starting point on the tioga pass was the whoa Nellie deli, what lies at the eastern entrance of the pass. Here we had the opportunity to fill up again and something to eat. Tioga pass is one of the most beautiful streets which are we to now driven (and we have probably about 30 holidays behind us) our highlights the great Lake were (tioga tenaya), the clear streams and the maniacal prospects z.b from Olmsted Point. Necessarily drive this road, if you start California in coming from the East also if your route is simply gorgeous no visit to Yosemite before habt...die. Thinks but it may from October - the route is largely closed, so ask if necessary before you purely starts at the lobby of your hotel, or your hosts. You can open times or close times in the network find or on the led display panels, if you towards Tioga pass on the road since
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  • out of yosemite, we have borrowed this road that gives us wonderful views and especially leading to tuolomne meadows which is just beautiful
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  • We have hesitated on the road to be taken out of the Valley of death because we wanted to see Sequoia and Yosemite Park and then go to San Francisco. The two options, out by the South and start with Sequoia or the North and start by Yosemite being equivalent in time with final destination in San Francisco. Our trip is in the month of August we opted for Tioga pass because it is open only in summer. We did not regret our choice as we well took advantage of Yosemite road giving magnificent views across the Park at 3000 m altitude.
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