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Tioga Road

Lee Vining, CA
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Lee Vining
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: This road, leading to Yosemite's high country, winds through one of the highest mountain passes in the state.
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Delaware, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Tioga Road is amazing~ so very beautiful everywhere you look. I wish that my husband and I had more time to stop at all of the places along the way. If you are ever in Yosemite this is a MUST DO! If I recall it takes about 11/2 to 2 hours to drive the full length of Tioga Road from... More

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Incline Village, Nevada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is one of the most spectacular roads in America. It ascends almost 3000 feet for Lee Vining to the Yosemite Park entrance station. A bit scary with no guard rails, but they would be wiped out every Winter by the falling rocks and snow. CalTrans does a great job maintaining this road.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
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235 reviews 235 reviews
61 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Numerous view point to see the valley and mountains. The road while twisty and windy is not a difficult drive at this time of year. Very large elevation changes.

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Costa Mesa, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Looking to get a great view of the Sierras? Tioga Pass Road (Highway 120) is one of the better ways to get an up close and personal look at the stunning granite peaks and panoramic vistas offered by the Sierra Nevada mountains. Take your time, your camera and a picnic lunch and take a leisurely drive through some of the... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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188 reviews 188 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There are many opportunities to pull off and take pictures. This drive is best done in a convertible.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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101 reviews 101 reviews
42 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A very special road with beautiful views of forests, the mountains and lakes in the quieter part of Yosemite.

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Almere, Nederland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The area is so beautiful and serene! Much cooler and less crowded than in Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove. Definitely the best place at the park!

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This route across SIerra's is a one of a kind. The canyon views are awe inspiring. You must drive it and stop at all of the pullout.

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San Diego, California
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258 reviews 258 reviews
139 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a variety of scenery along this road! From the Tuolumne Grove of Sequoias, Olmstead Point, Tenaya Lake, Tuolumne Meadows, Tioga Pass, and the quick drop down to Mono Lake. Cruising this road and taking in all the scenery was marvelous. The only downside was all the speedsters riding your car's butt because they are in such a hurry to... More

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Fremont, California
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1,227 reviews 1,227 reviews
772 attraction reviews
845 helpful votes 845 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have driven over Tioga Pass so many times - usually we love the drive from west to east the most as it means we are going on vacation in the Eastern Sierras. The Eastern Sierras is a great place to go. The drive back over Tioga Pass usually means our vacation is done - although I know for most,... More

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