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Old 05-21-2019, 08:02 PM   #1
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Getting to Yosemite from Las Vegas

I'm planning to leave Las Vegas go to Yosemite Groveland, CA Yosemite Lakes camp grounds. Question on which is the best route? Is 95 to 6 to 120 a good route? I'm concerned about going up & down Tioga pass with a 34 class A towing, is it safe?
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Is it safe? No. That's only being half smart-alecky.

Would I do it? Not to get to something on the other side of the park.

I would get over to CA 99 by way of CA 58 an get up to my campground in Groveland that way.
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I mapped it out and your posted route would not be a way I would go. A LOT of climbing and driving through the park.

The route that "1bigmess" recommended is what I would do. You're route, 420 miles of hard driving. "1bigmess" route, 512 miles of major highway driving.
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the 95 is not hard driving. the 6 is not hard driving. 120 in good weather is not hard driving, RV's on it all the time. but all a moot point because tioga pass is Closed.
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I'm planning to leave Las Vegas go to Yosemite Groveland, CA Yosemite Lakes camp grounds. Question on which is the best route? Is 95 to 6 to 120 a good route? I'm concerned about going up & down Tioga pass with a 34 class A towing, is it safe?
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Well Sir, we've been up that 120 from Lee Vining multiple times. Three times in a motorhome while towing and once on our motorcycle. I'll have to admit, the time we did it on the bike, was a LOT MORE FUN. But, the motorhome(s) (one gas and one diesel) were not all that bad but, they were SLOW, to say the least. It's a long, tough climb for sure. And, like has been stated, you're gonna cruise through a lot of the park to get to your destination. That's good in one way, and bad in another.

I've done ultra long routes just to avoid long grades either up or down and, from what I've learned, it aint worth the longer drives. I just now take whatever's thrown at me. If it's a slow climb, BIG DEAL. We'll get there.
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Easiest road in is HWY 140 from the west. With that said we have driven in from every entrance point. That includes driving from Lee Vining from the east over Tioga pass. We did it in a class a many years ago.
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Looking at the same idea.

Any opinion on taking off of 95 then NV 266/CA 168 Oasis to Big Pine? Looks like there may be a couple of interesting areas.

Also toying with the idea of taking off at Beatty on Nv 374/CA 190 and going through Stovepipe Wells and picking up 395 at Lone Pine. But if it is over 75 SWMBO is getting overheated.

Going in mid September.
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Getting to Yosemite

Thanks to all for the fast and helpful responses.
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What month and in summer I’d be more worried about making it through Death Valley.
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What month and in summer Id be more worried about making it through Death Valley.
Mid September. Not so much concerned about the weather as I can watch that. Road conditions, how bad are the potholes?
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I have driven from Vegas on 95 to the 6, and then the 120 to get to Mammoth. 95 and the 6 weren't any problem, but I got onto the 120 it was a real roller coaster until I got to 395. You'll pick up the 120 to Yosemite in Lee Vining, and begin a 12 mile long and steep climb to the parks entrance. It's many miles to the valley floor, lots of twisting and turning.

If you are going to go for it, I'd recommend breaking up the drive from Vegas to either Bishop, Mammoth, June Lake Loop, or Lee Vining. That way it won't get late and dark on you while negotiating Hwy 120. By the way, I'm in a 06 Southwind and tow a CRV.
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