The Tioga Road (Highway 120) in Yosemite National Park will open for the season today at noon for all vehicular traffic. The Tioga Road is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra. Vault toilets are available in several locations along the road.
Limited visitor services will be available over the next several weeks.
Due to a light snowpack this past winter (approximately 30% of normal), the Tioga Road was cleared of snow early into the season. Snow and icy conditions may still exist on hiking trails at the higher elevations. Visitors are urged to be prepared for snowy conditions and possible treacherous stream crossings while hiking the backcountry in the early season.
All campgrounds along the Tioga Road are closed. All commercial services, including the gas station, store, and village grill, are also closed. There are no anticipated opening dates for any of these facilities.