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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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Challenging road with great views

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
71 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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231 reviews 231 reviews
56 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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155 reviews 155 reviews
47 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
44 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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251 reviews 251 reviews
61 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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259 reviews 259 reviews
33 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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