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Address: Lee Vining, CA
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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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Spent 5 days. Driving to different parts of Yosemite. We were at the east entrance so each day was through Tioga Valley. Hiked

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent 5 days. Driving to different parts of Yosemite. We were at the east entrance so each day was through Tioga Valley. Hiked

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a gorgeous drive from Lee Vining toward Yosemite up through Tioga Pass and on into the National Park. Absolutely beautiful. So much to see that you simply cannot see anywhere else in the U.S. Plenty of places to pull off the road and take pictures. Lots of history on the way to learn about. Everyone should take this drive... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan on taking a lot of time when driving this road because you'll want to stop every few minutes to take pictures. Fortunately, there are turn-outs along the way with spaces for a few cars so that you can pull over and snap a few pics. More popular spots have multiple parking spaces. You will see spectacular mountain view, streams... More 

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Blackpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only $3 to park and worth a visit.great photo opportunity never seen anything like it in Europe. Didn't fancy a paddle though!

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Vienna, Austria
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled this beautfiul road from Lee Vining to Yosemite Valley. There are many magnificant photo spots and the road is in a very good condition

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tioga Road entrance to Yosemite Nat'l Park is an amazing 2-lane mountain road that makes you feel like you are driving in the Alps. It is a steady relatively steep grade on the edge of a vertical cliff. Going westbound from Lee Vining to Tioga Pass, you are on the inside so besides watching the view up ahead, be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Lee Vining to San Francisco. The climb was reasonably steep but the roads were not too windy. I had been worried about treacherous winding roads but this drive was relatively easy and not scary. The scenery was breathtaking and changed dramatically along the pass. Do yourself a favour and check this out.

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Thank memcey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On my third visit to Yosemite I decided to finally visit the high country. It was well worth the drive from our hotel in Fresno. There are several areas of interest along the road! Olmsted point offers a reverse perspective of glacier point. You can see the other side of half dome as well a take a much closer look... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such an excellent view! But, I have one caveat for holiday travelers - at the top you will have to stop to be let into Yosemite National Park and on a holiday weekend it is possible that you might have to wait in a long line since they only have 1 lane to let you in. Make sure to allow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a seasonal road (closed during the winter & early spring) that starts near the town of Lee Vining next to Mono Lake and winds up to the east entrance of Yosemite (almost 10,000 ft elevation) . It's the closest entrance to Tuolumne Meadows. Take your time and try not to travel the road at night. There are steep... More 

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