- Tioga Road, State Route 120 East, lies in the northern portion of Yosemite National Park. It begins in Crane Flat and leads 45 miles eastward gaining 4,000 feet in elevation to exit the park at Tioga Pass. The road is the main thoroughfare through Tuolumne Meadows and provides access to a variety of recreation opportunities including backpacking, camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing and hiking. Tioga Road is open to vehicles from late May or June (weather permitting) until the first major snow storm after November 1. In winter and early spring, the snow covered Tioga Road serves as an ungroomed cross-country ski route and entrance into the northern Yosemite backcountry.
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