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Tioga Pass

Yosemite National Park, CA
+1 209-372-0200
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Great drive!

We stayed in the west side of Yosemite and took Tioga Pass on our way to Lake Tahoe. What a... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Plymouth, Wisconsin
via mobile

The drive thru the Tioga Pass is just beautiful. There is a plaque at the overlook that details... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
Liz S
Uniontown, Ohio
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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 31 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the west side of Yosemite and took Tioga Pass on our way to Lake Tahoe. What a beautiful drive! We really enjoyed our stop at Olmstead Point and looking through the ranger's scope to see the hikers on Half Dome. We also...More

Thank Sbel_T727
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The drive thru the Tioga Pass is just beautiful. There is a plaque at the overlook that details the history of the pass.

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I love a good road trip and Tioga Pass fit the bill perfectly. So many places to stop and admire the wonderful Yosemite National Park and lakes etc and even after you leave the park heading towards Lee Vining the downhill stretch is spectacular. A...More

Thank NUFCadl
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Summer is the only time to see Tioga because it is closed most of the year. Sierra High Country at its most beautiful time. Green grass, gray granite, blue skies and...oh yeah, the occasional forest fire so be careful please. It is a fragile environment...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We drove from Yosemite Valley Lodge to Las Vegas. Left at 7:00AM. Beautiful, uncrowded drive through Tioga Pass. Drive the speed limit! Do not just drive fast-you will miss the whole point of the drive! Many twists and turns and gorgeous views. Took us about...More

1  Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 25 July 2016

we took this drive on our way out of the park headed to Bridgeport California it was beautiful route to take still had some snow amazing views. if you have time take the drive you will be glad you did

Thank Lesilie G
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Took it all in on our way to Gaylor Lakes. What a great day! The weather was absolutely perfect - lucky us!

Thank bohemianparrothead
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The drive on Tioga Road to Tioga Pass and down to Lee Vining with the eerily beautiful Mono Lake is one of the most spectacular drives in the world, well worth the time, and where we take every European visitor who we bring to Yosemite.

1  Thank Luca1932
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Nice lake views before the pass - and rushing creeks after it during May. Lunch first at the Mobile station right at the turnoff to head up pass.

Thank Tom Z
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We travelled up from Death Valley which is a 5 hour drive. The Toga pass is only open for 2 moths a year due to snow but we didn't expect to see snow on the mountains in July. It was an impressive sight to see,...More

Thank SimonSandra N
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9 November 2017|
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Response from Shaun G | Reviewed this property |
In general, much quieter than the entrance on the other side of the valley coming from San Fran. I was there in July (at the peak of the peak) and arrived around Midday. There was around a 20min wait to get into the park... 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