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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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Breathtaking drive!

We started in Lee Vining and stopped for gas at the small gas station there. And then up up we went through the mountains. And such a beautiful road! It was like it got better... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Be sure to check out Yosemite before June as the 5 year draught has affected the waterfalls as well as the trees. Tioga Pass can get very crowded but shuttles are available, and road is blocked in the winter. Get view of 3 waterfalls and half dome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We started in Lee Vining and stopped for gas at the small gas station there. And then up up we went through the mountains. And such a beautiful road! It was like it got better and better the further we drove. Higher and higher mountains, trees, lakes, creeks. We enjoyed it very much. We did a number of stops beside... More 

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Florida
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Just driving to this place is a wonderful experience. The landscape is gorgeous! Every turn on the road shows you a better view of the mountains. Gotta do this one if time permits.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The drive from the Valley to 395 (or vice-a-versa) is simply stunning. You don't know what you're going to find around each corner too, which makes the drive for a first timer incredibly fun.

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Sunderland, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Travelling into Yosemite from the east we were watching for Tioga opening and were so lucky to experience the drive. It is all everyone says it is but hard and unfair for the driver who has to concentrate on the road but also wants to take in the views

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Huntsville, Alabama
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We drove out the pass on our way out of the park and it was worth the drive. We were surprised by the beauty. Very much worth seeing.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This road used to be snowed in until June 1 each year, then only open until late September. Now we are enjoying the beautiful hikes and vistas much earlier. You'll find breathtaking views, gorgeous granite outcroppings and cliffs with sweeping vistas of the Yosemite High Country. Great camping and wonderful places to picnic, particularly Tenaya Lake which is a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Such a beautiful drive with lots to see and do!! Sightseeing is a must so give yourself some time to stop and enjoy the scenery of the high country.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Gorgeous scenery on our way to Vegas!!! Well worth taking this route! We passed frozen lakes, gorgeous trees and waterfalls and there was hardly any cars that we passed!

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Yosemite deserved way more time than 24hrs, but we were doing an intense 2wk road trip, and only had 1 night in Yosemite. We stayed in Cedar Lodge which was really handy being at the bottom of the valley, so easy to start the day early, with a 1hr drive up to Glacier Point, or 30mins drive to the start... More 

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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park

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