Mono County Tourism Updates – May 20
Road Opening Updates
It’s here – the big news we’ve all been waiting for: Tioga Pass is expected to fully reopen on Friday, May 27th at 9:00am!
- the Mono County section from US 395 about 11 miles up to the East Entrance of Yosemite and the Tuolumne County line, managed by Caltrans District 9,
- and Tioga Road, the continuation of Highway 120 through Yosemite National Park, managed by the Park.
The Mono County section is currently open, which can certainly make things confusing. Road bikers and backcountry skiers are thrilled when this happens – it’s a great opportunity to ride the quiet road and access still-snowy high-country terrain. And it’s still a beautiful detour to drive up the almost 10,000′ even without access to Yosemite!
When Tioga Road reopens next Friday and we once again have access to Yosemite National Park, please don’t forget that a reservation is required to drive into or through Yosemite between 6:00am and 4:00pm through September 30th. For more information on reservations, please visit go.nps.gov/reserve.
Sonora Pass (108 – video here) and Monitor Pass (89) have also reopened from temporary closures this spring (a good reminder to please always check weather and road conditions before traveling to Mono County).
Bodie Road (SR 270 to Bodie State Historic Park) and the entire June Lake Loop (SR 158) are also open.
Lake Mary Road (to the Mammoth Lakes Basin) and Reds Meadow Road (to Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile) are closed at this time, but we hope will be open soon.
Find out when those roads open and more inspiration for your visit by following us Facebook and Instagram. And as always feel free to give us a call at 800-845-7922 with questions or to request visitor guides by mail.
Many of our favorite hiking trails are open, accessible, and snow-free.
Higher-elevation trails will still have snow on the trail and/or may not yet be accessible. Please stop at a local visitor center for current conditions, maps, and more info.
Wildflowers are blooming all over Mono County, like these tiny, beautiful Sagebrush Bluebells spotted at Bodie!
- Mammoth Museum (aka Hayden Cabin), Mono Basin Museum & Upside Down House, and Mono County Museum reopen!
- Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and Sierra Star Golf Course projected opening
(From Mono County Tourism)