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Tioga Pass

Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: Dramatic drive starting at elevation 6,100 feet outside of Yosemite Valley and finishing 47 miles...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: Dramatic drive starting at elevation 6,100 feet outside of Yosemite Valley and finishing 47 miles later atop Tioga Pass.
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St. Stephen, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The drive through the park to get here was amazing and then seeing the sign you're leaving the park is a sad moment but at 9,900 feet and amazing views on the way down - it was well worth the drive through. One of the most spectacular places we have ever travelled to! Drive through the park! You will not... More 

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Swindon
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143 reviews 143 reviews
87 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

When planning and researching our trip to the US the views and scenery seen on this drive was what we both had been imagining, we were not disappointed. This place is awe inspiring with the road winding through forest and plains with mountains as the back drop. The weather was warm and sunny when we drove through and the blue... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The unique scenic drive allows you to look through mountain pine forest, alpine meadows, lakes and creeks. Granite rocks and domes on highest peaks landscape. Beautiful trails all difficult levels. And all of at the level 3000m over sea. The most impressive point is Olmsted, the smooth granite rocks plateau, where you can see Half Dome - the highest peak... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Even if you are not doing significant hiking here up north, you should take a day to drive the pass to the other entrance and enjoy the day. Food is limited depending on time of year. And if you have time to drive to see Mono Lake, it's worth the trip also. The evening colors of sunset make beautiful photos,... More 

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Freeburg, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a must see. This is a very high elevation well worth the curvy roads. The park entrance is at 9945 feet, but the elevation rises ever higher. If you get elevation sickness, you probably shouldn't travel this way. I am 56 years old and just got a slight headache.

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Bossier City
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were lucky enough that the road was still open AND it had snowed a bit the weekend before. WOW! Such breath taking views.

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We drove from Crane Flat Gas Station (junction of Big Oak Flat Rd and the 120) to Lake Tenaya and back. The drive is stunning (beautiful trees, granite everywhere), and there is a fabulous viewpoint at Olmsted Point which has views of Lake Tenaya and of Half Dome. If it's open, definitely drive it! One of the most beautiful drives... More 

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184 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The park entrance is at Tioga Pass. There was no sign heralding the summit elevation. Tioga Pass Road is a spectacular drive through forests, meadows, and mountains It took us two hours to reach the valley. Enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.

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San Jose, California, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

One of the most outstanding drives in the entire Sierra Nevada range. Mind boggling in beauty! You'll travel through the beautiful and famous Tuolumne Valley and be skirting along the tops of beautiful mountains. Many beautiful vista points to take in along the way.

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Terrific drive-so beautiful- wonderful granite, views, trees, love the high country. Drive it whenever you can!!!

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