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Address: Lee Vining, CA
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This road, leading to Yosemite's high country, winds through one of the...

This road, leading to Yosemite's high country, winds through one of the highest mountain passes in the state.

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Beautiful Scenic Drive!

Beautiful scenic drive and we would recommend stops, to appreciate the scenery, at Ellery Lake, Tioga Lake, Tuolomne Meadows, Tenaya Lake and Olmsted Point. Amazingly we drove... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenic drive and we would recommend stops, to appreciate the scenery, at Ellery Lake, Tioga Lake, Tuolomne Meadows, Tenaya Lake and Olmsted Point. Amazingly we drove, in late May, from Death Valley, with a temperature of 98F, and just a few hours later we arrived at Tioga Lake to find it quite cold with large banks of snow still... More 

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Austin
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214 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome road to drive. We made it through, airstream in tow, and was a little tense going from east to west. So we drove the whole thing again without the trailer so we could stop and enjoy the views. Awesome.

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Thank earthtravel1
Highlands, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This entrance to Yosemite is breathtaking in every sense of the word, I live around 4000ft and laugh when people say that the drop off of our Gorge are really high, this made me put that into prospective. I will admit I got a little nervous driving the pass, once the nerves calmed a bit I took in some of... More 

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Thank JenniferSCunningham
Modesto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is the main road into Yosemite and over the Sierras and has quite beautiful views. You need to realize though that the road is closed in the winter due to snow.

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Thank Thomas N
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Everything is beautiful, lakes, rivers, mountains, a little bit of snow. The best views are doing trails. The cons, rain. After walking 10 Km it started to rain, we went walking to the car the 10 Km and the clothes were not rainwear, so that was not funny, jaja.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Must travel this highway! Drove it to Yosemite! Many pull offs for pictures and breath taking views. Don't get in a hurry, very high drop offs!

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Tioga road is not open all year round. Sometimes there are landslides that cause this road to be closed and when there is snow, they close the road down. Be prepared to make many stop overs for pictures when you pass this road. Amazing amazing amazing!

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Ashford, Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We arrived in Lee Vining in cloud and rain, and were concerned the either the Tioga Pass road would be closed, or so socked in that we wouldn't be able to see anything. However, the next day we awoke to perfect skies and crystal clear views throughout. The climb from the east is spectacular, then from Tenaya Lake down towards... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I think this was the fa v or items part of the trip. The road is beautiful. There was actually snow on the mountain tops and some plowed snow along the upper portionof the road. Being a beautiful sunny day made it all breathtaking. They're were streams and creeks among the forest and meadows also. Many places to park and... More 

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Thank Thelrose
Canton, Ohio
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Tioga Road Pass is a well paved road and is an easy drive from the East side of Yosemite to reach the West side of the park. This road is closed in the winter. Beautiful country and the highest elevations in Yosemite.

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