In our trip to Yosemite National ParkIn California, we not only have the opportunity to visit the Yosemite Valley, which is the most well-known and popular area for tourists, where the famous El Capitan rocky mountain.
The option to travel the route, not too frequented, known as Tioga Road, by Yosemite Highlands, allows to have a different vision of this national park.
In this Tioga Road route, and as we approach the east exit of Yosemite, it's found Tuolumne Meadows, a large meadow in the highlands that shows the visitor a beautiful landscape of the national park, being very flowery in spring.
Tuolumne Meadows is 90 kilometers away from Yosemite Valley, which comes to assume an hour and a half through Tioga Road. This large meadow of the Yosemite highlands is 2,600 meters high, so it is only open to visitors from mid-May to the first snow of November, as is the case on the entire route of Tioga Road.
The great meadow of Tuolumne Meadows It is crossed by the Tuolumme River and is surrounded by large peaks with a height greater than 4,000 meters. When we arrived at Tuolumne Meadows we found a campsite, a visitor center and some shops and restaurants. This meadow is also accessed in winter to practice Nordic skiing.