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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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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
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222 reviews 222 reviews
57 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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41 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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254 reviews 254 reviews
136 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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787 helpful votes 787 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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Wayland MA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a very steep road from Yosemite down to Mono Lake. The scenery is spectacular. Tioga Pass is 9900' and the road drops 4000' in about 20 minutes. Of course it is also a steep uphill climb on the return trip!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
52 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The first time we visited the road was still in snow and closed so we were very happy that we had the opportunity to drive it this time. The scenery is fantastic and, even in late June, we were above the snowline. A great drive into Yosemite Valley if you have time.

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