Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Plowing Update

Plow removing snow from Tioga Road
Plowing near Tenaya Lake.
Tioga Road

The Tioga Road opened on Wednesday, May 18, with no commercial services available. The road is subject to closure during stormy weather. Call 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1) to check on its current status. Trails along the Tioga Road are snowy (as of late May).

Glacier Point Road

The Glacier Point Road opened for the season on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 9 am. The road is subject to closure during stormy weather. Call 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1) to check on its current status.

 
 
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Avalanche zones (26 potential areas). The Olmsted Point avalanche zone requires careful work, including application of charcoal over the snow to help with melting and blasting the snow slab to make it safer for personnel.
  • Heavy snow pack slows the whole operation.
  • Trees that have fallen across the road and been buried in the snow can cause substantial damage to equipment and result in a stop to all operations until they're cleared.
  • Rockfalls buried by the snow can cause substantial damage to the equipment and result in a stop to all operations.
  • Snow storms during the opening require a stop to Tioga Road operations in order to plow and sand park roads that are open.
 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200
The public information office is open from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific time (closed for lunch). Once connected, dial 3 then 5. If the ranger is already on the line, you'll be returned to the main menu. If the ranger is not there, you can leave a message and we will return your call.

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