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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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Spectacular route into Yosemite from the East

If you are on the east side of this National Park then the journey to the central region is a long, winding, up/down road along this pass. When it is closed in the winter months... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are on the east side of this National Park then the journey to the central region is a long, winding, up/down road along this pass. When it is closed in the winter months, however the journey is even longer at nearly 300 hundred miles. My advice therefore is avoid the winter months! Rising and falling you are presented... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you go to Yosemite and don't go to the north end of the park and experience Tioga pass and the scenery that comes from this view of the park you are missing out. Great sunrise locations abound here.

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We entered the park from this end off of I395. We drove in with amazing rock formations just blasting up all around you. Plan on stopping plenty.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here in October and it was already snowing and FREEZING cold. However, that being said, it's a beautiful - though somewhat scary - drive. Keep your eyes on the road ( yep we saw where cars had driven off the mountain!! and if you have an older car, it may be hard on the engine. We saw several... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We came in to Yosemite from the East side and we started our journey with Tioga Pass. At first it was quite hard on our car because we were only going higher and higher, but even then the mountain view was amazing. After getting to more flat surface we started passing lakes, nice viewpoints, fields, forests and mountains. You can... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

My wife and I drove through Tioga Pass when heading to Yosemite from Reno. The drive was beautiful. The mountains were huge. It was cold the morning we drove through. Only 17 deg F. It didn't bother us at all. A great ride through some beautiful scenery. There are plenty of place to stop and check out the scenery.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This road is one of the most scenic roads in California, and the US for that matter. The road goes over the highest pass in California, and passes stark, glaciated granite, glacial canyons, glacial tarns, glacial lakes, so it is highly likely you will see some glacial remnants here. Tuolumne Meadows is a beautiful high alpine meadow that has great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We drove out of Yosemite towards Mono Lake through this pass. We had no idea what what was ahead but all I can say is that it is the most spectacular drive I have ever done with constantly changing scenery, spectacular views and steep climbs and descents the whole way. Worth it as an experience in itself but make sure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

my partner and I visited .wow this place. the scenery is amazing. tuolume meadows is one of the parks greatest wonders. colours in autumn were fantastic. what a place. the drive was amazing. we did this while on our road trip around California.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We did this in Mid Nov. Thankfully our visit coincided with a weak of warm weather and perfect sunshine, so the Pass was open. We started off in Yosemite and drove all the way to other end (Mono Lake) and back again immediately. Took us 2.5 hrs on the way to get to to other side...and that's by hurrying up... More 

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