Tioga Pass, the "Granite Curtain," closed for the season
The granite curtain has fallen.
Yosemite National Park closed Tioga Pass for the season last weekend, along with the Glacier Point Road.
The significant storm systems that passed through the Yosemite Area over the weekend resulted in an estimated five and a half feet of snow accumulation in Tuolumne Meadows.
These roads close each fall and remain closed throughout the winter months until weather conditions permit reopening in the spring next year.
Yosemite National Park is open year-round with snow removal on all other roads within the park.
All roads within the park are subject to chain control or temporary closures because of potential hazardous driving conditions. All motorists are required to carry tire chains, even if their vehicle is equipped with four-wheel drive, while driving in the park during the winter months.
For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200