Lee Vining Ca, July 14, 2023- According to reports, on Caltrans social pages, Tioga Road out of Lee Vining is now open up to the East Gate of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite national Park east entrance is however still closed to traffic. This access is exciting for those wishing to get into the high country at 20 lakes basin or Mt. Dana regions.
On Thursday afternoon, Caltrans opened Highway 120 between the town of Lee Vining and the national park gate at the pass’s 9,945-foot summit.
While travelers still won’t be able to enter the park, the 12-mile stretch of highway through Lee Vining Canyon will now provide access to campgrounds and trails that have remained inaccessible while Caltrans worked to removed snow and rocks and to repair damage along the route.
Tioga Road through Yosemite Delayed Because of Road Damage at Olmsted Point
According to a post on Facebook yesterday by Barbara Coleman Richter shows the damage of Tioga road Avalanche zone at Olmsted Point. This will need to be repaired along with the Visitors Station at East Gate and the Bathrooms at the visitors center, which were crushed by the winter snow fall, before the road opens to visitors.