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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.
Sedona, Arizona
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“you have to see this.”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Travelled on 10-11-13 when the government was still closed yet there were rangers in the huts at both entrances. We were allowed to drive the route but were instructed to not stop/take pictures. There were very few cars/visitors because of the government shutdown which made the trip even better; no one pushing from the car behind. Tioga Pass was listed as closed in the early morning, but as we approached from Stockton at noon/thereabouts, it was magically open. We took 120 East and the views were stunning. We saw trees burned from the recent fire. The driving could be scary for the inexperienced. What amazed me were the long distance views of the other mountains that were snow capped and the lake/river waters that are so clear! Also amazing were the number of bicyclists that were using 120! This is a must-see for anyone travelling in this area, even if it is out of the way.

Visited October 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Tioga Pass”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Not as scary as they make out - have just driven in France in the pre Alps and believe me it is a lot worse here! However, fantastic entrance or exit to Yosemite - which I loved visiting this time last year.

Visited October 2013
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Broken Hill, Australia
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“Driving Tioga Pass”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

A beautiful drive. We were lucky that the government shutdown finished 2 days before our booking and we were able to go. We drove from Las Vegas to Yosemite and took this pass. It was a beautiful drive with many scenic views. A few of the bends were a bit scary with no guardrail but with the snow (or just ice) on the side of the road and up the hills, it was truly a majestic sight,though I can see why it gets closed during the winter. Highly recommend anyone taking this road.

Visited October 2013
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Santa Cruz, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“There's a nice hike RIGHT at the pass”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

It's a short uphill hike from the parking lot at Tioga Pass. Gaylor Lakes and Gaylor Peak. Though the whole area around Tioga Pass has a lot of great hiking. Keep in mind that it's around 10K' feet so be prepared for the effect of elevation on your lungs.

Visited August 2013
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“I wish someone else was driving!”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Wow.....or that was what I kept hearing. The pass had so many views and was an incredible experience to drive. This place is everything you read about, so picturesque and inspiring.

Visited August 2013
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