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Tioga Road

Lee Vining, CA
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Breathtaking

Ive been to Yosemite valley before but the scenery at the high sierras are far better... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dhandhania
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Los Angeles, California
Gorgeous Drive

There are so many beautiful things to see on this drive. Magical spots and scenic lakes all the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizaveta K
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This road, leading to Yosemite's high country, winds through one of the highest mountain passes in the state.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed yesterday

Ive been to Yosemite valley before but the scenery at the high sierras are far better. Beautiful. This section is accessible only in summer.

Thank dhandhania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many beautiful things to see on this drive. Magical spots and scenic lakes all the way... keep in mind: pretty much no cell service from start to finish

Thank Elizaveta K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waited for years for this to be open when we could visit...and it was worth it. Great Yosemite scenery and the downhill heading toward Mono Lake is a driving adventure.

Thank mrt1955
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving back to Arizona from Seattle and decided to take the "scenic route" through Yosemite National Park on Highway 120. (the Tioga Road). The road had just been cleared of snow and opened the week before (late June 2017). There was still plenty...More

Thank Cactuscajun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in luck since the road opened the very morning we needed to start driving from Lee Vining towards San Francisco (June 2017). The scenery is stunning! The climate changes with elevation, which goes from high (almost 10 000 feet) at the east side...More

Thank Hanna A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area is snow covered area and the road is accessible only in summer.The place is at a height of 9500 ft from MSL.Wonderful snow sierra mountains can be seen.

1  Thank chaitanyaEindohven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This road is simply a must. We stopped several times at lakes, meadows, forests and what not, ended up spending half a day doing the short drive. Possibly the best views ive seen in my life, I was even moved by some of the places....More

Thank Miki d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the drive up less than 48 hours after they opened the road up to the park gate June 2017. Many people are not interested in exploring if they can't get into the park as the area recovers from a heavy snow season and the...More

1  Thank CathyNV
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We took the Tioga Road/Pass from east to west, starting in Lee Vining coming from the great Mono Lake. End of October we were still lucky that the Tioga Road was open, some days later it they closed it due to snow. It is a...More

1  Thank MochiMundo
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Beautiful scenic drive and we would recommend stops, to appreciate the scenery, at Ellery Lake, Tioga Lake, Tuolomne Meadows, Tenaya Lake and Olmsted Point. Amazingly we drove, in late May, from Death Valley, with a temperature of 98F, and just a few hours later we...More

Thank Allan S
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Dina H
26 October 2016|
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Response from Joseph D | Reviewed this property |
The high pass roads are usually closed in November due to snow. Use the Big Oak flat entrance or the South entrance
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Usmc83
17 July 2016|
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Response from Nancy E | Reviewed this property |
No problem. The road surface is in excellent condition. Use pullouts to let cars behind you pass by.
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JiB419
18 May 2016|
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Response from Nancy E | Reviewed this property |
Going westbound from Lee Vining, there are no drop offs. There are pullouts to let people pass. The road surface is in excellent condition. The drop offs are on the east bound direction between Yosemite and Lee Vining. The... More
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