Mariposa & Yosemite

Yosemite's Tioga Road opens Saturday

Yosemite's Tioga Road will open for the season on Saturday at 8 a.m. The road is a popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada. Vault toilets are available in several locations along the road.

Several feet of snow are still in the Tuolumne Meadows area because of heavy snowpack in the area and cool spring temperatures. As a result, hiking opportunities are limited and ice is prevalent throughout the area, the park service said.

All campgrounds along the Tioga Road are closed. All commercial services, including the gas station, store, and village grill, are also closed.