We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Website
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 150.00*
and up
Small-Group Tour of Yosemite from Lake Tahoe
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 879 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 487
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
One of the most beautiful drives around - Death Valley to Yosemite

Driving from Death Valley in the morning to arriving into Yosemite by the afternoon was an amazing contrast, with the arid landscape of the desert transitioning into the lush... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
WillMarks
,
Brighton, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

879 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 600: English reviews
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
93 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Driving from Death Valley in the morning to arriving into Yosemite by the afternoon was an amazing contrast, with the arid landscape of the desert transitioning into the lush green of Yosemite. Be aware this road is only open in the summer but offers the best route into the park from Death Valley with stunning views and stops along the... More 

Helpful?
Thank WillMarks
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
470 reviews
364 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have taken this route several times to get to Mono Lake and Body the ghost town. Lovely scenery as you come down out of the park.

Helpful?
Thank Felixstowe2016
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is something you must do in your life! Not to mention drive all the way through if you can to the Majestic. I am very well-traveled yet must say...there is nothing like Yosemite on a non-crowded day like in November. Amazing! I have driven in the summer and it's not as great due to too many people. Late Autumn... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ashbecker1
Pevensey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
133 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove over the Tioga Pass on the portion of our road trip from Death Valley to Yosemite Village. We did not realise, when we planned our trip, that the Tioga Road could still be closed at the end of May! Luckily it opened just a few days before our trip so we were very fortunate as it is a... More 

Helpful?
8 Thank Allan S
Oakley, California
Level Contributor
107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite get away from the tourist and yet every time you come around the corner there's something new to see, pull over check out those small lakes. The Beautiful view Half Dome from high up like 9000 ft try it right as the sun sets you won't believe how gorgeous this is. The different colors of light... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank mdauth58
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

An incredible drive, the best we have ever done so far in the US. Every corner you turned the views just got better and better. Tenaya lake was a lovely spot to stop at and have a paddle.

Helpful?
3 Thank becki29031990
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
115 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a great quick way to get through to death valley and Vegas from the West coast when the road is open. It is the highest crossing of the Rockies and is open in Spring summer fall, but is closed with the first heavy falls of winter till spring. Comes out at Mammoth Lakes

Helpful?
2 Thank Andyk2121
Wollongong, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

If you plan to drive the tioga pass, make sure you check with the local authorities to see whether it is open well ahead of your planned trip.

Helpful?
1 Thank Tony A
Level Contributor
113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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 

Helpful?
3 Thank whiskers51
Holland, Michigan
Level Contributor
219 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Brent M

Travellers who viewed Tioga Pass also viewed

Yosemite National Park, CA
Yosemite National Park, CA
 
Yosemite National Park, CA
Yosemite National Park, CA
 

Been to Tioga Pass? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tioga Pass and other visitors
27 questions
Ask a question
Morro Bay, California

See all questions (27)

Questions? Get answers from Tioga Pass staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?