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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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HIgh, Beautiful, and Not Too Scary

The pass is a very steep climb if coming from the east and a long descent in the west. Reverse if you are going east and be prepared for a steep descent. The road was in great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The pass is a very steep climb if coming from the east and a long descent in the west. Reverse if you are going east and be prepared for a steep descent. The road was in great shape and the shoulders are wide enough that the pass is not that scary. The vistas are incredible. Stop at Olmstead Point and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This drive is spectacular. The scenery changes around every corner but nearly all are beautiful. You can pull off the road and stop at spots and you will want to, to take photos.

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Williamsport, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

During our recent Yosemite visit, my wife really wanted to see Mono Lake. That required me to drive through Tioga Pass. It is a spectacular view, and a little scary to drive. On the other side of the Pass, gas costs $4.00 per gallon. If you are driving this, make sure that you fill the gas take ahead of time,... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bus tour so the bus went right on this road, Crazy winding roads around and around great sights. Not much to say it all starts to look the same.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best decisions we made to drive the high country road! It is stunning with many stops along the way!

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a somewhat less travelled route into Yosemite from the north. This was definitely less busy than Yosemite Valley and offered incredible views along the Tioga Road. If you have time you ought to try it - it is different in character to to Yosemite Valley and is nowhere near as crowded.

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everywhere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way out of Yosemite, we decided to take the Tioga pass and it's been worth every mile. There's so much to see that you would hardly move if you wouldn't force yourself. It's an amazing piece of nature.

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Northants, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are at times quite breath taking. Every corner has the potential for a special moment. Brilliant views back to Yosemite or meadows, awesome granite peaks, snow in August, the bluest of blue lakes. One of the great drives.

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite part of Yosemite. It tends to be quieter than the valley. The camp ground up there Tuolumne meadows is beautiful but busy & the sign said full even half way through August. The road can get busy. The park rangers will ticket speeders so be careful. Plenty to see & take pics of.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In all of Yosemite this was our favorite thing. You reach an elevation of over 11,000 feet!! The laked at elevations between 9000 and over 11000 feet are stunning! You will love this drive!!!!

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