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Tioga Pass

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Yosemite National Park, CA
+1 209-372-0200
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Dramatic drive starting at elevation 6,100 feet outside of Yosemite Valley and finishing 47 miles later atop Tioga Pass.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Yosemite National Park, CA
+1 209-372-0200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove from east to west on our way to spend a couple of days exploring Yosemite. My comment was that if I never see any more of the park than I did that day I'd still be happy. Just delightful scenery.

1  Thank Goannas
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Went thru the pass from East to West and i was astonished by the great wealth of beauty. It was fantastic.

Thank Trainslag
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We just barely got to take the Tioga Pass in mid October before an impending snow storm. The pass is beautiful! Lots of awesome scenery! Be prepared for a lot of height - around 11,500ft. Make sure you are ready to be in the car...More

Thank Sunseekergirl77
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Over 11000feet in steady climbs. Lots of places to pause, views photos etc. Not many toilets coffe bars etc have to wait till LeeV

Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I had never heard of this part of Yosemite National Park until I visited & I am glad I went here. The views are stunning. It takes about 3 hours to make a round trip here from the Yosemite Valley.

Thank harryatkck
Reviewed 28 October 2017

When most people think of Yosemite National Park they probably think of the Yosemite Valley, with the majestic El Capitan and Half Dome framing an iconic view that has been photographed millions of times. Yosemite NP is huge, however, and most of it is only...More

1  Thank gypsyuno
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Tioga Pass, which is impassable from October to May due to snow, fabulous drive up and over to a height of 9945 metres

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We drove Tioga Pass on the way to yosemite Valley and tried to stop at as many view points and small walks that we could squeeze in. The road wasn't busy and it was an easy enough drive.

Thank CoasterNerdett
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Breathtaking drive with plenty of places to take in the scenery . Take a coat as we were surprised by the drop in temperature, especially after death valley the day before.

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 13 October 2017

it was a great drive along the tioga pass, many beautiful views and attraction along the way. enjoy the drive!

Thank Feng L
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9 November 2017|
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Response from DOITYMAY | Reviewed this property |
Hello We have visited Yosemite every September for the last three years and used both entrances. We have not had any problem queuing to go in at either one. We visit the last two weeks of September so as to avoid queues... More
24 August 2017|
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Response from Kendra00 | Reviewed this property |
First of all - I would be sure to check the status of the road - it opened the 2nd week of July this year - had just opened when we were there. There was still snow on the side of the roads - but minimal. I think you will... More
18 July 2017|
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Response from PacificNWFamily |
Hi The median date for the seasonal closure is November 12th, but Tioga Road usually closes once or twice before that. When snow covers the road, it's closed. When it melts off, the road is reopened. When enough snow falls... More