Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park

4.9
#2 of 32 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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  • We drove thru' the Tioga road and leave the Yosemite park at the Tioga pass entrance, this point is situated at 9945 feet high, at the Tioga pass entrance, you can see several snowy mountain view...  more »
  • Driving to above 10,000 feet above sea level, the views are spectacular as almost reaching heaven :)  more »

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