Tioga Pass


Description:  State Route 120, is characterized by two distinct segments.  The western segment of SR-120 from its junction at US Hwy. 395 is designated as a scenic route.  It rises dramatically to an elevation of 9,941 ft. from its junction at Hwy 395 to Yosemite’s Tioga Pass.  Grades exceed 8% in spots on this 2-lane route.  The shoulders widths along this western segment are 2 ft. between Vista Point and Tioga Pass and widen to 8 ft. between Vista Point and US Hwy 395.  The scenery is noted for its spectacular vistas, with drop-offs exceeding 1,000 ft.