California’s Great Beyond

Tioga Pass

California's highest mountain pass! Tioga Pass Rd. (Hwy. 120) is the east entrance to Yosemite National Park and traveled by thousands of motorists each summer. It is closed in winter months (dates vary each season). The scenery boasts dramatic, classic Yosemite domes and drop-offs formed of multi-color granite and strewn with aspen trees. Turnoffs lead to hiking trails, campgrounds and crystal clear lakes. Start or end your journey in Lee Vining, where the Mobil Gas station is home to the gourmet-lovers' Whoa Nellie Deli.