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Address: Lee Vining, CA
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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Best route to Yosemite from Reno

We drove the Tioga Road on the morning that it was first opened for the season driving a mid-sized SUV pulling a single axle trailer. The drive was beautiful, the road was in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We drove the Tioga Road on the morning that it was first opened for the season driving a mid-sized SUV pulling a single axle trailer. The drive was beautiful, the road was in good condition. Unfortunately, we were not able to take Tioga Pass back home to Reno due to being re-closed the morning of our departure due to fresh... More 

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Perth, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I can recommend Tioga Pass highly. We were in awe of all the beautiful stops we made and took lots of photos. If anyone is visiting Yosemite national park,,please drive the Tioga pass you won't regret it

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Peak Forest, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Make this journey every time we visit Yosemite. The scenery is fantastic and we can then eat at Nicely's in Lee Vining and drive back to Yosemite.

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Around every turn is something new and beautiful to see. From granite faces with climbers clinging to them to wildlife to way too many RVs. Pull over somewhere and get out and enjoy it. May I suggest Cathedral peak?

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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72 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

After a long straight journey along the 395 our journey along the Tioga Road was to say the least a bit more demanding and as such requiring lots of attention. It was interesting to see the sign markers showing the height gained along the route. There are some great stopping points with wonderful views. It was a lot longer journey... More 

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Upland, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Gas up before heading up into Tioga Pass country. Be ready for snow and ice. Some fantastic scenery. Keep eyes open for deer, coyotes and porcupines.

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Merced, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I drive this road once or twice a year. It is never as stunning as in fall! Just look at the photos. Tioga Pass is situated at almost 10,000 feet and not always open due to snow. Check ahead for Highway 120, Caltrans, or check the Yosemite National Park website for road conditions. If approaching from Highway 395 you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were driving out of Yosemite and on to Lee Vining and beyond. I knew the road went up to 10,000 feet, but I was unprepared for the incredible view that presents itself from the top of the pass. You can see the road as it descends along the side of the mountain, with a beautiful valley on the other... More 

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Clinton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Tioga Road from Lee Vining to Yosemite is a twisty turning road through beautiful country. There are many lakes with lovely reflections just along the road. You can also make side trips to a section of redwoods or other lakes which require limited hiking. The Tolumne Meadows is also a lovely section but was quite dry when we went... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 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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