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Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park

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#2 of 25 in Outdoors in Yosemite National Park
Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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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  • Pretty drive through the granite mountains and pine forests. Yes, it's a bit twisty, but it we never thought scary. Stop along the way to enjoy the scenery. Prepare with water, snacks and gas... 
    Pretty drive through the granite mountains and pine forests. Yes, it's a bit twisty, but it we never thought scary. Stop along the way to enjoy the scenery. Prepare with water, snacks and gas...  more »
  • This is a beautiful drive from the valley through the alpine of Yosemite. It’s a spectacular drive into Lee Vining. We drove it all the way to 6E and then through Nevada but the pass itself is... 
    This is a beautiful drive from the valley through the alpine of Yosemite. It’s a spectacular drive into Lee Vining. We drove it all the way to 6E and then through Nevada but the pass itself is...  more »
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  • Exciting adventure with beautiful scenery.
  • No doubt one of the most stunning passway in the west coast.

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