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When Tioga Pass is closed?

Last Updated: 9th May, 2020

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The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park, from Crane Flat to Tioga Pass) is usually closed from November through late May or early June. (View a list of opening and closing dates.)

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Similarly, you may ask, is the Tioga Pass open now?

Tioga Road opened to traffic during limited hours on June 21 and to unrestricted travel on July 1, 2019.

Subsequently, question is, what roads are closed in Yosemite? Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road (beyond Badger Pass) are closed for the winter. Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,,Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road (beyond Badger Pass) are closed for the winterTioga Road (continuation of Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed for the season due to snow.

Just so, is Tioga Pass open in October?

Tioga Road is only open from late May through October, weather permitting. However, in 2017, the snow was piled so high that the road opened in late June. In 2018, Tioga Road opened May 21.

Is 120 through Yosemite open?

The Highway 120 entrance to the Yosemite Valley is Open Also know that the Highway 120 entrance to the Yosemite Valley is open year-round. Most people think it's closed but only the Tioga Pass part of Highway 120 is closed.

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