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The beauty of the High Sierras

We visited a day after Tioga reopened after an uncharacteristic Fall snow shower. The winter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Cruz, California
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Brilliant road

We did this road on motorbikes; it was great - what more is there to be said - an essential route... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
London, United Kingdom
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This road, leading to Yosemite's high country, winds through one of the highest mountain passes in the state.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
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Lee Vining, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited a day after Tioga reopened after an uncharacteristic Fall snow shower. The winter landscape was magical, snow clad and sunny as we drove in from Lee Vining. Budget at least 2 hours for the drive, taking plenty of opportunities to step out and...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We did this road on motorbikes; it was great - what more is there to be said - an essential route to take.

Thank FliesM20P
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The eastern Gateway to Yosemite, Tioga is a breathtaking, engineering marvel! There are beautiful views to the Sierra heading west and to Mono Basin traveling east. As this is a steep mountain road, please use turnouts if you are not comfortable driving the speed limit!...More

Thank Stacy F
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Gaylor Lakes hike, Pothole Dome, Lake Tenyaya, Olmsted Point - just a few things you don't want to miss while driving this picturesque road into Yosemite! Not very busy compared to other roads in the park.

Thank AurorasEnvy
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We wanted the experience the Tioga Road into Yosemite and it was the best decision to start this part of our trip. We stayed in Lee Vining overnight and drove the pass around 10 AM. Going from east to west has two advantages which are...More

1  Thank Mary L
Reviewed 19 September 2017

There was evidence of all of the snow that fell last year. Trees bent over (see pictures) and the roof at the entrance of Tioga resort was crushed. Take your time as you drive this road (only 12 miles from Hwy 395 to the entrance...More

Thank marros1960
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The terrain changes all the time from mountain massives to meadows, to forests, to lakesides all the time and you never get tired of looking out the window. Only problem is, that you wanna pull over all the time:o). We stopped at Tuolumne Meadows, Tenaya...More

Thank Kytting
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Tioga Road/Tioga pass runs to/from Yosemite and Lee Vining and is closed during the Winter due to snow, so worth checking it's open if you plan on travelling before May. The drive is just stunning, passing mountains, meadows, lakes, waterfalls, etc. Plenty of safe stopping...More

Thank theoriginalchrz
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Having spent the early morning until early afternoon in Yosemite Valley my husband and I took the Tioga Pass to Lee Vining. What a trip! Wouldn't have liked to be driving a large RV and some of the drops (with no barriers on the roads)...More

Thank Jules V
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Tioga road offers amazing views of the Sierra Nevada. You could spend all day stopping to take in the views or hiking. If I lived in the area this would be my go to spot every weekend for something new.

Thank Bryan P
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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
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.
18 May 2016|
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