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#35888 - 04/18/14 04:44 PM Tioga Pass, Hwy 120
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7191
Loc: Fresno, CA
Yosemite National Park reports

"While road crews reached Porcupine Flat on their first day plowing yesterday, there is no estimated opening date for the Tioga Road.

(Porcupine Flat is about halfway between Crane Flat and Tioga Pass.)"



Also, one of these years, I'm gonna take my bike up there and do this:

"A limited portion of Tioga Road will open to bicycles only on Saturday, April 19 at 6 am and will close at sunset Sunday, April 20. The road will be open between Crane Flat and May Lake junction (or beyond, if conditions permit; road closure signs will indicate the end of the opening). Cyclists should use caution, as they may encounter debris on the road, and should not proceed beyond the road closure signs. No services or facilities will be available. There is still no estimated date for the Tioga Road to open to vehicles. Visit http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm for updates."


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#35901 - 04/19/14 12:32 AM Re: Tioga Pass, Hwy 120 [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
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Loc: Fresno, CA
And from the east side... I heard somewhere that CalTrans had opened the road to the gate ...which would mean the gate to the park!








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#35920 - 04/20/14 11:16 AM Re: Tioga Pass, Hwy 120 [Re: Steve C]
Sam Das Offline


Registered: 04/17/14
Posts: 41
Loc: California, USA
Beautiful, thanks for the info Steve. I may consider going there the 1st wkend they open in mid May! I have been to Yosemite several times, but now when all the peaks are filled with snow.

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#36006 - 04/24/14 02:09 AM Re: Tioga Pass, Hwy 120 [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


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They reached Tioga Pass today with snow plows. Road opening not known yet.









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#36186 - 05/01/14 02:00 PM Tioga Road Opens Friday
Bob West Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 768
Loc: Bishop, CA, USA
The Tioga Pass Road will open tomorrow, May 2nd.

http://www.sierrawave.net/30045/tioga-road-to-open/

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#36194 - 05/01/14 09:19 PM Re: Tioga Road Opens Friday [Re: Bob West]
Steve C Offline


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Loc: Fresno, CA
Thanks Bob. That ties 1987 for the earliest opening date.

Edit: Correction, Apr 29, 1988, was the earliest on record.

Here's the history


Edited by Steve C (05/02/14 12:07 PM)

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#36198 - 05/02/14 12:29 AM Re: Tioga Road Opens Friday [Re: Steve C]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
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Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
In 2000 or 2001, the road was open on Jan 1st. We drove over & packed into Ruby Lake - blizzard came through - nearly froze the dog. The pass was closed about a half hour before we got to Lee Vining on the return journey next day. The Bakersfield detour is very long...

Also, in 1988 it was April 29th.
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#36200 - 05/02/14 07:33 AM Re: Tioga Road Opens Friday [Re: Steve C]
saltydog Online


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Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Originally Posted By: Steve C
Thanks Bob. That ties 1987 for the earliest opening date.



Second earliest. But still wicked early and wicked low snowpack.
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#36722 - 05/23/14 01:06 AM Re: Tioga Road Opens Friday [Re: saltydog]
wagga Offline


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Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
Roads are open again.
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#41965 - 03/16/15 08:17 AM Tioga Road Opening
RenoFrank Offline


Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 411
Loc: Reno, NV
I wonder if there's a chance Tioga Road might open this year in April. I'd like to enter Yosemite from Lee Vining the last week in April.

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#41967 - 03/16/15 12:34 PM Re: Tioga Road Opening [Re: RenoFrank]
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Loc: Oh Cursed, USA
The chances are the odds could be the end of April.
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#41968 - 03/16/15 01:05 PM Re: Tioga Road Opening [Re: + @ti2d]
Steve C Offline


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Loc: Fresno, CA
Last year Tioga opened May 2. In 2013, May 11. It appears to open a week or so after the Glacier Point road. That is because they first open GP, then move the crew over to the Tioga Road. So watch their link for when GP opens.

Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Opening & Closing Dates

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#41981 - 03/18/15 08:02 PM Re: Tioga Road Opening [Re: Steve C]
saltydog Online


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Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Earliest seems to be April 29, in a year with 31% of average snowpack as of April 1. This year is less than that, and snowline is higher, so last week of April looks like a definite maybe.
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#41983 - 03/19/15 06:39 AM Re: Tioga Road Opening [Re: saltydog]
SierraNevada Offline


Registered: 09/05/11
Posts: 1097
Loc: NorCal
The Tuolumne Meadows Backcountry Ranger reports provide some additional perspective. Its really really bare up there.

We're looking forward to family camping and bike riding in the valley this weekend. Its the last weekend before campground reservations kick in.

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#46305 - 05/17/16 11:02 PM Re: Tioga Road Opening [Re: SierraNevada]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7191
Loc: Fresno, CA
May, 2016

Yosemite N.P. web page reports:

The Tioga Road will open on Wednesday, May 18, at noon with no commercial services available. The road is subject to closure during stormy weather. Call 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1) to check on its current status. Trails along the Tioga Road are snowy (as of late May).

They posted last week that the road was open to bicycles only this past Saturday and Sunday.

Also of interest:  Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Opening & Closing Dates


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#46359 - 05/21/16 06:45 AM Re: Tioga Road Opening [Re: Steve C]
Bob West Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 768
Loc: Bishop, CA, USA
Tioga Pass is closed again, as of this morning (05/21/2016 0600). It snowed enough to make it dangerous. It was snowing in Mammoth last night. Unsettled weather with occasional snow showers for the next few days, mostly over the crest.

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#46360 - 05/21/16 08:26 AM Re: Tioga Road Opening [Re: Bob West]
WanderingJim Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 179
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: Bob West
Tioga Pass is closed again, as of this morning (05/21/2016 0600). It snowed enough to make it dangerous. It was snowing in Mammoth last night. Unsettled weather with occasional snow showers for the next few days, mostly over the crest.


Yeah, I'm headed to Yosemite on the 26th for the Memorial Day weekend, so keeping an eye on the weather and current wilderness conditions. Still deciding on what wilderness hike to do based on the weather and snow cover.

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