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“Goat least every five years”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tioga Pass

Tioga Pass
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Small-Group Tour of Yosemite from Lake Tahoe
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Owner description: Dramatic drive starting at elevation 6,100 feet outside of Yosemite Valley and finishing 47 miles later atop Tioga Pass.
San Francisco CA
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“Goat least every five years”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

?although we visit the Valley yearly, we only occasionally take the extra trip across Tiga .road through Tuolomne Meadows down to Mono Lake. I do not know a more beautiful 40(?) miles anywhere and we vowed to take the extra several,hours of driving at least every 5 years from now on.

Visited August 2013
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“Great Views And An Easy Road To Drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

You are in the park so the speed limit is low and the road is wide with plenty of pullouts. We started out early in the morning in Lee Vinning and had the road pretty much to ourselves for the first hour. Great views, safe and easy road to drive on and a great section of the park not to be missed.

Visited July 2013
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Aarschot, Belgium
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“nice roadtrip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

It's very pretty, but very crowded. Depending on where you are going, if too busy, Sonora Pass is a nice alternative, equally beautiful, and much less travelled.

Visited May 2013
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Canton, Ohio
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“Makes you feel small”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

If you are coming to Yosemite from the Nevada side, taking the Tioga Pass is worth it. It will make you feel very small in comparison. When you enter the park at the top, it can still seem like a spring thaw even in July with snow all around. Then, drive for a while to Yosemite Village, and it may be close to 90 degrees in the afternoon. Yosemite is a truly unique national park worth seeing.

Visited September 2012
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“Don't pass up the pass”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

We have been to Yosemite many times but have always approached it from San Francisco and so have never used the Tioga Pass before. The pass is a relatively easy drive and a must see. The views are spectacular and the road surface is very good and quite safe (in the summer). There are numerous places to safely stop to take in the views. The climb is about 10,000, on the way back down you can see your water bottles crumple up as they do on aircraft!

Visited July 2013
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