Tioga Road over Tioga Pass (elevation 9,943 ft.) is located in the eastern portion of Yosemite National Park and provides a way to drive through the park’s high country, connecting Yosemite Valley with Highway 395. It was built in the late 1930s and is the highest highway pass in California. While many people visit Yosemite Valley, far fewer take the time to make this drive, which is one of the best in California.
During the winter, this road gets snowed in and is not passable, but during the summer its 45-mile length provides an adventure all on its own. Traveling this highway will take you from the base of Yosemite Valley at 4,000 feet of elevation all the way up, and over the pass at around 10,000 feet of elevation. These elevation changes provide beautiful views and vistas.
Join us on Day 8 of our California Tour as we travel across Tioga Pass.