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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Activities: Driving, Hiking
Description: Dramatic drive starting at elevation 6,100 feet outside of Yosemite Valley...
Dramatic drive starting at elevation 6,100 feet outside of Yosemite Valley and finishing 47 miles later atop Tioga Pass.
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WOW! 9945ft elevation with amazing views!

Tioga Pass! 9945ft elevation! Wow. We drove through here on our way to Lake Tahoe from Yosemite and it was breathtaking. Seeing all the snow was such a big change from the sunny... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Tioga Pass! 9945ft elevation! Wow. We drove through here on our way to Lake Tahoe from Yosemite and it was breathtaking. Seeing all the snow was such a big change from the sunny roads of Yosemite and the views were fantastic. Amazing how they managed to build a road here! We pulled over at the side and took a lot... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The ride from Yosemite to Angels Camp took 6 hours. It felt like 10. An awesome nerve racking, exciting high altitude magnificient adventure full of hairpin turns on the very edge of what seemed like a 1 lane road 3,000 feet up. This ride is worth 10 tickets. Thank god no one was coming in the other direction. The people... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I had only every visited Yosemite from the west before and stayed around the valley floor. This time the schedule meant a trip on highway 120 through Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Pass going to Mammoth Lakes. What I missed out on! Fantastic scenery all the way down, we marveled at the great views of the mountains both behind us and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I entered Yosemite park for 5-6 times all of the times from the west or the north, so i thought the drive twords Mammoth Lakes will be the same, but i was wrong! i couldn't believe i missed this area before. such an amazing view, panoramic view of all the vally and the domes. there is also great places to... More 

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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

The drive up and down is jaw dropping. Makes you feel like a tiny bug. Uplifting at the same time. Just a pity the pass never quite tops 10,000 feet. So get out of the car!

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Incline Village, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great way to enter the park from Nevada. We liked the variety of terrain, hiking trails and panoramic views.

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Yosemite National Park, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Tioga pass is such an incredible journey to drive/hike/slackline/climb through. Tuolumne Meadows is my absolute favorite portion of YNP. There are some really challenging hikes and some really simple hikes that can still take your breath away. May Lake (Easy) is insanely gorgeous.. Elizabeth Lakes (Moderate) never gets old for me.. North Dome (Moderate) is spectacular! Glen Aulin (Moderate) is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Head on up to touolome meadows and enjoy a calmer but still majestic area. you will love the meadows.....

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Bridgeport, Alabama
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I don't think most people see Yosemite from this vantage point, but boy am I glad it was my first glimpse of Yosemite! We went up Sonora Pass/108 (Awesome! Some places had a 26% road grade), to 395 (took a pit stop at Bodie State Historic Park), passed Mono Lake, and onto Tioga Pass! If you do this, you are... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

As we were driving around Yosemite, we took the Tioga Pass. The drive is spectacular and very scenic. Tioga Peak is breath taking especially having snow on it did not expect that in California.

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