Yosemite National Park, CA Announces Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are Closed for the Season

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Yosemite National Park, CA announces Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are closed to all vehicular traffic for the winter season. Glacier Point and Tioga Roads typically close each fall and remain closed through the winter season. These roads reopen each spring when weather and road conditions are safe for vehicular traffic.

Yosemite National Park is open year-round with snow removal on all other roads within the park. All motorists are required to carry tire chains in their vehicles while driving in the park during the winter months, even if their car is equipped with four-wheel drive. Temporary road closures may go into effect at any time due to road and weather conditions.

Tioga Road closes due to snow, usually from sometime in November through late May or early June. The road closure extends from the Tuolumne Grove, just east of Crane Flat, to Tioga Pass Entrance Station. (Highway 120, the continuation of the Tioga Road outside the park, is often closed in winter from Tioga Pass to five miles west of Lee Vining.) When the Tioga Road is closed, it is not possible to drive to Tuolumne Meadows or enter Yosemite National Park from the east. All other park entrances, including those along Highway 120 from the west, Hetch Hetchy, Highway 140, and Highway 41, remain open all year.

Glacier Point Road closes due to snow, usually from sometime in November through late May or early June. From approximately mid-December through March, the first five miles of this road are open to the Badger Pass Ski Area. It is not possible to drive to Glacier Point when the Glacier Point Road is closed.

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200 and press 1. Updated information is also available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/yose.

For information on public transportation to Yosemite National Park and current bus schedules, please visit the website for the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) at www.yarts.com.

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