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Tioga Road Limited Opening June 21, 2019

Tioga Road Limited Opening June 21, 2019


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 20 June 2019

 

HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS: ROAD ACCESS

First Highway 120 Opening for 2019 Season

Yosemite National Park Announces Limited Access on Tioga Road Beginning on Friday, June 21, 2019,
Yosemite National Park, June 19, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

Limited Access
"...open to all vehicles, including bicycles, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm."

No Parking
"...no visitor parking available at either end of the road closure."

Tuolumne Meadows Closed
"There are no visitor services available along Tioga Road. The Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center, Wilderness Center, and the Tuolumne Meadows Campground remain closed."

"Opening dates for the 2019 season have not been determined."

CLOSED
"The road will remain closed outside of these times to allow for continued roadwork and snow clearing."

BIKES
"Cyclists traveling over Tioga Road will need to be prepared to cross over the full length of Tioga Road during daylight hours. Tioga Road is closed to overnight camping."

BACKPACKERS
"Backpackers planning trips in the High Sierra will be able to be dropped off and picked up at trailheads along Tioga Road. All backpackers will need to pick up their wilderness permits in advance and have a bear canister in hand. It is strongly recommended for all backpackers to be aware of the timing that the road is open and closed and to plan their trip logistics accordingly. Any backpacker who misses the road open period will need to be prepared to spend an additional night in the wilderness. All wilderness regulations will remain in effect."

Road Conditions
"...aware of possible hazards in the roadway, including rocks, debris, and water. Tioga Road may be impacted by incoming storm activity, including snow and icy driving conditions, over the next several weeks. Tioga Road may temporarily close due to weather and unsafe driving conditions at any time."

 

2019 Opening Dates

Highway 108, Sonora Pass, Open as of June 3
Highway 4,     Ebbetts Pass, Open as of June 3
Highway 120, Tioga Road,   Limited Opening June 21

 

Updated
July 27, 2019
Highway 120, Tioga Road Fully Opening July 1, 2019

 

 

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