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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 drive over the Tioga Pass offers breathtaking views of nature and animals. Must be seen. Schedule enough time is important because the road runs to the Yosemite Valley in the length and also many stops offering great views and hiking trails.
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  • Open only during spring and summer the road is an opportunity to visit the entire Park by car and stopping wherever you want, through almost all the most beautiful places of the Park!!!
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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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