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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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Difficult one this. Tioga Pass is needed to take you through Yosemite on to San Francisco, but it has to be closed during the Winter due to snowfall and reopens in the Spring when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Difficult one this. Tioga Pass is needed to take you through Yosemite on to San Francisco, but it has to be closed during the Winter due to snowfall and reopens in the Spring when the snow has been cleared. On my previous trip the pass was still closed and I had to drive around the long way to San Fran,... More 

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France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The tools road leads to the Tioga pass, eastern entry to the Yosemite park. It's a wonderful panorama, and leads to the beautiful Tuomanne valley, less overcrowded than the Yosemite valley, still belonging to the national park

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Orlando, Florida
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is the highlight of my trip to the Sierras; however, you need to pay the National Park Fees to go the whole way. I love the scenery and wildlife. It will take your breath away, as it is stunning. There are cooler temps, grassy meadows with deer, alpine lakes, snow covered mountain tops, and less people than Tuolumne Meadows.... More 

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Washoe Valley
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I can't tell you what the drive over Tioga is before Yosemite as we took Highway 41 from Fresno up into the park. After we left the park we picked up Tioga so we could spend the night in Lee Vining. I can tell you that it is very scenic and well maintained from Yosemite to Lee Vining. - with... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A very beautiful and scenic drive with lots of trees and overlooks. I would definitely take this road when in this area.

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Farmington, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We rode thru the park from Lee Vining on our motorcycle ride to San Francisco. Fantastic views, elevation changes, overlooks, many little lakes at high elevation and hiking trails. We didn't have time for an hikes but want to come back and spend more time. Totally worth it just for the scenery.

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Napa Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Truly the great Eastern gateway. Not for the faint of heart. Epic views coming and going and do be careful in bad weather. Not a road to be trifled with but a great adventurous drive.

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My husband Did the pass travelling from San Francisco to Lee Vining on a Harley Davidson whilst I was in a Mustang, stunning doesn't do it justice, it takes your breath away. Stop at the giant redwoods car park and walk the mile down the hill to see them, you won't be disappointed. Will defo go back and do some... More 

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Kansas
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We traveled from the eastern side of the park, and the drive through the park and the pass was beautiful. We stopped several times to take pictures. However, it is a long drive to the valley from that side.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Tioga Road is a beautiful, scenic ride. The road up to the East Yosemite National Park entrance is in excellent condition. The road inside the park had 2 sections of one-way travel due to re-paving after the winter damage.

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Address: Lee Vining, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lee Vining

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