Tioga Pass OPEN Friday, May 27th at 9am!

From Mono County Tourism

Tioga Road reopened Frida, May 27, 2022 and we once again have access to Yosemite National Park, please don’t forget that a reservation is required to drive into or through Yosemite between 6:00am and 4:00pm through September 30th. For more information on reservations, please visit go.nps.gov/reserve.

Don’t have a reservation and want to enter the park during the hours of 6am and 4pm? Take the YARTS shuttle bus that leaves daily from Mammoth Lakes, June Lake and Lee Vining from June 15th to October 15th and twice daily from July 1st to August 31st. Your YARTS bus ticket includes the Yosemite entrance reservation and the gate entrance fee into Yosemite National Park. Purchase your YARTS bus tickets at YARTS.com

Visitor Pass Thru Yosemite National Park

NEW Visitor Pass Thru This Year: You will still need a reservation even if just passing thru during the hours of 6am to 4pm!

All visitors wanting to come into the park, whether to spend the day or pass through, need a peak hours reservation between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. during the reservation period (May 20- September 30). Pass thru drivers will still need to pay the entrance fee.

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Canyon Kid
Canyon Kid
5 months ago

Isn’t highway 120 a state road.

Jennifer
Jennifer
5 months ago

Huh? I can not figure out what you mean? A pass through requires a reservation? I just want to get home. Can we go thru or not?

Change the policy
Change the policy
5 months ago
Reply to  Jennifer

My understanding is no without a reservation.

eric hein
eric hein
5 months ago
Reply to  Jennifer

The pass is open from 4 pm-6am for those passing through.
https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

Jane
Jane
5 months ago
Reply to  eric hein

That’s great for 20 year old eyes but discriminates against seniors. I am not even 60 and no one I know drives anywhere after dark.

Last edited 5 months ago by Jane
Change the policy
Change the policy
5 months ago

When residents on the east side need to travel to Fresno, Sacramento, etc. it is foolish to need a reservation to use highway 120. We are only going through the park to a destination, not a scenic travel event. Foolish to require we need a reservation to travel the highway.… Read more »

JUBIE
JUBIE
5 months ago

I don’t disagree, but what can you come up with as a solution?

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Change the policy
5 months ago
Reply to  JUBIE

Issue a time stamp pass. When you get to the other side, either get through the park in unde 2 hours or you pay a fine. You will still need to pay the entry fee, just avoid the reservation hassle. Not staying in the park, just passing through

Jubie
Jubie
5 months ago

Good idea.

Mono Person
Mono Person
5 months ago
Reply to  JUBIE

It’s called a drivers license with your address on it….easy-peasy…..but then it’s government and they will make it as difficult as possible.

Jubie
Jubie
5 months ago
Reply to  Mono Person

How would having a driver’s license solve this? You could be a “local” and say that you’re passing through and spend the day there…

Jane
Jane
5 months ago
Reply to  Jubie

Local for whole east side, not just bishop like in the past.

Robert
Robert
5 months ago
Reply to  Mono Person

Interesting that you think everyone has their residence address on their drivers lic.

David Dennison
David Dennison
5 months ago

Change the Policy That would be opening the door to tourists dodging and weaving saying “they’re only “passing through” to get to the other side of California,the National Park would take a big income-hit for entrance fees and money they need to maintain the park,campgrounds, and it’s Wildlife…believe me,the tourists… Read more »

Change the policy
Change the policy
5 months ago
Reply to  David Dennison

You will be subject to the entry fee, not the hassle of making a reservation that you will not need and if the park is full, not allow someone to visit that really wants to.

Jubie
Jubie
5 months ago
Reply to  David Dennison

Why do you single out tourists as scammers? By definition, tourists are not automatically prone to scamming.
Plenty of folks that live in this area would scam too.