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Address: , Lee Vining, CA
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Activities: Driving
Description: 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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Tioga Pass

We traveled from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite through Tioga pass. It is a very winding, changing elevations road. But it is beautiful, we stopped two or three times to take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Plant City, Florida
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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent road through the mountains with beautiful scenery and fairly light traffic. Apparently the winters are brutal and this road may close.

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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We traveled from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite through Tioga pass. It is a very winding, changing elevations road. But it is beautiful, we stopped two or three times to take picture. One view is the back side of Yosemite valley. You can see Half Dome in the distance. Even if you just want to take a drive its worth... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Amazing drive, wonderful landscape. Stopped to paddle Tenaya Lake on the beach side and enjoyed the Visitor Centers along the way.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

From Tioga road we did two hikes this time: Porcupine Creek to the view across the Valley to Half Dome and Gaylord Lakes. Both are well worth the effort. Olmsted Point and Tenaya Lake are easy stops on the way and each are worth the journey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This road is amazing the scenery that you view on the way to Tioga pass, there are lots of places to stop and view the spectacular cliffs rising high above you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A lot of amazing places on the road! Mountains, lakes, meadows... not so far from the road. I thought that Glacier road is the best... before I saw Tioga :)

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Just getting to Yosemite's entrance station from Lee Vining is a beautiful drive. There are places to pull over for steep scenic overlooks, one of which covers the engineering marvel that is Tioga Road. Once you're in Yosemite, the views are different -- more forest and lakes, fewer steep dropoffs and mountains. The traffic inside Yosemite was not as bad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

When we have houseguests from Europe, we brave Yosemite summer crowds to spend two nights in the Valley, then head up Tioga Road past Lake Tenaya and Olmstead point to Tuolomne Meadows and down to Mono Lake. We think this is one of the most beautiful roads in the world.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The road is very steep so make sure you have a good vehicle, with good brakes. The views along this route are spectacular you want to stop every 2 minutes to take in the views. The road required a toll of $30 when you get further into the national park. The height is amazing and your ears can pop at... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband and I did this pass on the motorcycle and the views were amazing. Fantastic place for taking pictures. Loved it, definitely a must do if you are in the area. Just make sure the pass is open, weather tends to keep it close at times

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