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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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“mono lake” (64 reviews)
“lee vining” (54 reviews)
Yosemite National Park, CA
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

We were so glad it did, the scenery was amazing, and compared to Yosemite our destination it was relatively quiet (that was in May so out of season)

Thank CHR1515
Reviewed 25 May 2016

we had planned our holiday nearly a year ago knowing that the Tioga pass may not be open when we visited. We were driving into Yosemite from South Lake Tahoe and the pass opened 2 days before we drove down so we were lucky enough...More

2  Thank AS185
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Not worth the trip. Lots of mountain curves and trees, but no a lot of great views. Better to drive to Glacier Point.

1  Thank classic1903
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Lucky us! Tioga Pass opened the day before our departure from Yosemite National Park, and boy, is it gorgeous! Lots of water features, snowy (in mid-May) landscapes, and breathtaking vistas.

5  Thank Frances W
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Drove out of the Park over Tioga Pass. A wonder place with fantastic views down into the valley and across to 'Half Dome'. Lots of beautiful places to stop and walk and a very fine lake to visit. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Hugh C
Reviewed 7 May 2016

From The Meadows to Lee Vining you have so many cool places to visit. Don ' t forget the parties at the Mobil Gas Station.

1  Thank Esteban C
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We headed Tioga Pass from direction of San Francisco towards Bishop. Tioga Pass offers amazing views of a beautiful landscape. One of the most beautiful areas I have ever seen. Impressive sparingness coupled with clear mountain lakes. Definitely worth a trip. Tioga Pass is normally...More

2  Thank Nick R
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is a drive well worth taking, even if one doesn't need to get to the Owens Valley. There are enough interesting sights to see along the road, like Olmsted Point, Tenaya Lake, and Tuolumne Meadows. There are also many trailheads and several campgrounds along...More

1  Thank Dale W
Reviewed 9 February 2016

If you have an extra day, leave the valley and the most common trails in the Yosemite and go to the Tioga Pass, more different views, beautiful scenes, I recommend!!

Thank Leleticiaa
Reviewed 3 February 2016

In high season it is best to let Yosemite valley be, and spend your time here in the high country instead. Almost no crowds(none at all compared to the valley), a lot of interesting hikes and interesting things to see. I'm sorry that we wasted...More

3  Thank Arnt78
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18 July 2017|
Response from joenumbah1 | Reviewed this property |
likely it will still be open at that time...all depends on the weather..the pass is at higher elevations so I would watch the weather channel a few days before going on the trip just to be on the safe side
30 May 2017|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
Hi Few people use this Q&A feature, so you won't get many replies here. The forum is more active, but it's for conversations. The NPS Mileage chart includes drive times from Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. It's linked to... More
Jana C
16 May 2017|
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Response from PacificNWFamily |
Hi again I think it's better to have a conversation on the Yosemite forum. This seldom viewed Q&A feature is not the best option. Please post a question there and share all the information about your visit. For example... More