June 24, 2017
The Tioga Road remains closed to all vehicular traffic, including bicycles. Melting snow is causing water to run over the road in multiple locations, creating a safety hazard. The park is diligently working to ensure that adequate sanitation facilities are in place to meet visitor needs and to protect the water quality in the Tuolumne River watershed. The road will remain closed until the impacted power, communications, water and sewer systems are operational to meet the needs of park staff and visitors. There is no estimated opening date. The Tioga Road is closed to vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians from South Fork Bridge (6.5 miles east of Tuolumne Grove/NatureBridge in the Crane Flat area) to Tioga Pass.
Glacier Point Road
May 10, 2017
The Glacier Point Road opened for the season on May 11, 2017, at 9 am. Check the current conditions page for its current status.
Trails from the Glacier Point Road are very snowy; hikers will need cross-country navigation skills using a map and compass, as well as snowshoes or skis.
- Due to snow pack, trails along Glacier Point Road lose their definition. Every year, hikers become lost. Conditions this year are even worse than past years.
- As always, leave your hiking plan, including route, destination, and return time with a trusted person. Leave another hiking itinerary in the glove box of your vehicle.
- Hiking the Glacier Point area means hiking in winter travel conditions and anyone who hikes it should have good wayfinding skills including a suitable topo map and compass (GPS optional).
- Following footprints in the snow or rock cairns is risky; they may belong to someone else—who also got lost.
- Always pay attention to your return route and alwaysbe able to return from the way you came.