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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  • Its not open for a lot of the year, and no wonder! But if you get a chance to drive up and down to Le Vinning you will never forget it. A real road builders nightmare, congrats to all who built and ma...  more »
  • Past three visited Yosemite. Is of course wonderful Valley, is my favorite views of the Tioga pass along. Come visit if you have the chance since I run, enjoy car rental day is ideal, but small number of shuttle buses during the summer including tours in Yosemite visitors.
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  • If you visit Yosemite in the late summer months, one should take the trip over Tioga Pass. The pass can be closed due to snow, but in July, august and september are usually cleared. Along the way there are many vantage points with one amazing scenario after another. When approaching the 3000 metres above sea level, the landscape becomes more and more obviously, so the white cliffs appear extra clearly. On top, you can also do. You should be aware that there can be both cold and windy up here.
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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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