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Tioga Pass

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Yosemite National Park, CA
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Small-Group Tour of Yosemite from Lake Tahoe
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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” (68 reviews)
“lee vining” (61 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (45 reviews)
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Yosemite National Park, CA
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+1 209-372-0200
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"mono lake"
in 68 reviews
"lee vining"
in 61 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 45 reviews
"death valley"
in 30 reviews
"tenaya lake"
in 43 reviews
"olmsted point"
in 31 reviews
"mammoth lakes"
in 24 reviews
"east side"
in 15 reviews
"every corner"
in 10 reviews
"amazing views"
in 29 reviews
"high elevation"
in 8 reviews
"gas station"
in 7 reviews
"the high country"
in 11 reviews
"every turn"
in 11 reviews
"long drive"
in 15 reviews
"take photos"
in 14 reviews
"park entrance"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

You must see this pass and it makes you a believer. . Nature at it's best! Take your time and stop at each corner if possible to make pictures. So beautiful!

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We took the Tioga Pass to enter the Yosemite Valley from Bishop. We were surprised to find the very beautiful view, where we got the water (lake), mountain, blue sky, and ice, all in one picture frame. There were many points to stop the car,...More

Thank Pingoo
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We enjoyed this drive, the view was spectacular the entire way. This was the highlight of our trip to Yosemite and highly recommended.

Thank Tracey M
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very scenic drive to high country. There are numerous stopping points and trail heads for all levels of hikers. From Yosemite valley to Tuolomne Meadows is about an hour and a half and worth every minute. Note, it is closed in winter...More

Thank legsbell
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this scenic drive. Toulomne Meadows, Ohlmstead Point and Tenaya Lake await you. I strongly recommend getting up there if you can!

Thank MountainMan30523
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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
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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
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Reviewed 26 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
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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
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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

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FloridagirlT
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
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13djw
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
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justessjacobson
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
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