Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park

4.9
#2 of 33 in Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
At an elevation of 3,031 m (9,943 ft ), Tioga Pass represents the highest highway pass in the Sierra Nevada. Serving as an entry point for Yosemite National Park, the 95 km (59 mi) stretch of road is considered to be one of the most scenic drives in the Sierras, according to National Geographic magazine. The road winds through forests and meadows and hugs the edge of Tenaya Lake. Along the way, you'll pass by the granite outcroppings and cliffs that Yosemite is known for--you can often spot rock climbers on the cliff faces. The pass features lots of off-the-beaten-path hiking opportunities and numerous picnic spots. Take a look at our Yosemite National Park travel route planner to schedule your visit to Tioga Pass and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This is the first time we have been able to cross the Pass as it was closed, The scenery was fantastic as was the wild life and lots of Birds.  more »
  • This is a very beautiful drive that is only open from late may to late November depending on the year. Go during the week and you will be able to pull over easily at all the scenic looks out points fo...  more »
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