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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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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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Worth the Detour

If you have an extra day, leave the valley and the most common trails in the Yosemite and go to the Tioga Pass, more different views, beautiful scenes, I recommend!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Leleticiaa
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Curitiba, Brazil

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Curitiba, Brazil
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41 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have an extra day, leave the valley and the most common trails in the Yosemite and go to the Tioga Pass, more different views, beautiful scenes, I recommend!!

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Stavanger, Norway
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In high season it is best to let Yosemite valley be, and spend your time here in the high country instead. Almost no crowds(none at all compared to the valley), a lot of interesting hikes and interesting things to see. I'm sorry that we wasted our time in the valley, because we could have used it a lot better along... More 

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Thank Arnt78
Malta
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62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took this road on our way from San Francisco to Las Vegas. During the drive we saw a lot of nice places including amazing lakes

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Thank Ulaks
Methuen, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our cross country trip, we drove the pass in July and were just mistified by the altitude and magestic views of Yosemite. My oldest did get a bloody nose a few times from the altitude, something to keep in mind with kids. But the pass was just unreal with snow still caped in places and wildlife all around us.... More 

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Thank Eagle-Eye24
India
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169 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove through the pass and stopped atleast 15 times to just sit and look at this unbelievably beautiful place. Barren, snowy and stunning

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1 Thank Chubbyswami
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216 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Traveling the Tioga pass is phenomenal area for views. The Tioga road is fantastic, with great views of Lembert dome and a trail to pothole domes, which gives amazing views all around you. Both trails are easy. You can see the storms coming in from the east up here. It's quite a nice area to hike in. Leaving from Toulomne... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here briefly before leaving the Park. There are some good views, the landscape is different to the valley itself and feels more remote and barren. There are toilets and a water point so on a practical note it's a good place to stop. The real highlight for me was the twisted tree behind the toilet block which is... More 

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Thank AbbilC
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We drove this road on our way out of the park, and that was a great decision. It's very calm, and the views are extremely beautiful. Nice lakes, mountains (even some snow in summer) and place to make pictures.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We drove across the Tioga pass on our way out of Yosemite. It's a very nice road, though it would be a long haul to drive it in two directions in one day (i.e. if you weren't entering or exiting Yosemite park).

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Exeter, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

When open this is the best way to enter the Park. We travelled from Mammoth Mountain it is a very easy drive to get to the Park entrance. Once in the gate, you are hit by highlights straight away. Don't expect to zip through to the big attractions of the park, you will be stopping regularly looking at big rocks,... More 

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