92.2 miles: 2 hours, 11 minutes
From Lee Vining, SR 120 climbs some 3,000 feet within 12 miles; the panoramic views at 9,945-foot Tioga Pass are dizzying. The summer display of wildflowers at Tuolumne Meadows, surrounded by lofty peaks, is spectacular. Tenaya Lake's clear blue waters are another postcard-perfect sight. Weather depending, the road is usually open late May-early November.