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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  • If it's open and you have the time drive the Tioga Pass. It's a different experience than the very crowded Yosemite Valley with stunning views and trails.  more »
  • In my experience, this drive is second only to the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier NP amongst NP scenic drives, with the Blue Ridge Parkway a distant third. There is tremendous variation of sights...  more »

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