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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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Everything is beautiful, lakes, rivers, mountains, a little bit of snow. The best views are doing trails. The cons, rain. After walking 10 Km it started to rain, we went walking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
estebanfarinola
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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the main road into Yosemite and over the Sierras and has quite beautiful views. You need to realize though that the road is closed in the winter due to snow.

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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is beautiful, lakes, rivers, mountains, a little bit of snow. The best views are doing trails. The cons, rain. After walking 10 Km it started to rain, we went walking to the car the 10 Km and the clothes were not rainwear, so that was not funny, jaja.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Must travel this highway! Drove it to Yosemite! Many pull offs for pictures and breath taking views. Don't get in a hurry, very high drop offs!

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Tioga road is not open all year round. Sometimes there are landslides that cause this road to be closed and when there is snow, they close the road down. Be prepared to make many stop overs for pictures when you pass this road. Amazing amazing amazing!

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Ashford, Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We arrived in Lee Vining in cloud and rain, and were concerned the either the Tioga Pass road would be closed, or so socked in that we wouldn't be able to see anything. However, the next day we awoke to perfect skies and crystal clear views throughout. The climb from the east is spectacular, then from Tenaya Lake down towards... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I think this was the fa v or items part of the trip. The road is beautiful. There was actually snow on the mountain tops and some plowed snow along the upper portionof the road. Being a beautiful sunny day made it all breathtaking. They're were streams and creeks among the forest and meadows also. Many places to park and... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Tioga Road Pass is a well paved road and is an easy drive from the East side of Yosemite to reach the West side of the park. This road is closed in the winter. Beautiful country and the highest elevations in Yosemite.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a photo shoot with some friends and entered the Tiago Road from the North. The foliage was at its peak and had great color inside the park. Still more to photograph will return again.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I suspect a very high percentage of the visitors to Yosemite Valley have no idea that this road exists and how beautiful it is. We were surprised at its length which shows actually how big the National Park is. Wonderful drive with amazing views - we drove East to West.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Our entry into Yosemite National Park came from the East. Going up and over the Tioga pass was beautiful, except the weather crashed into a fall storm and the rangers say it is now closed due to the snow. Don't know if it is closed until Spring.

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