Tuolumne Meadows is a rolling, open meadow set in Yosemite’s high country at an altitude of 8,575, graced by the Tuolumne River (designated an American Wild & Scenic River) and surrounded by majestic granite peaks and domes. The largest subalpine meadow in the Sierra Nevada, Tuolumne has many opportunities for hikes, fishing, sightseeing and ranger-led walks.  

The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park), is generally open to vehicles from late spring through sometime in November before closing for the winter’s snow and ice. It offers a 39-mile scenic drive between Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows via Crane Flat. Many turnouts offer broad and beautiful vistas.

When the road is closed, the only way to reach Tuolumne Meadows is to put on your skis and snowshoes and make the trans-Sierra trek under your own power.