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Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway

Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256
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This scenic highway offers interesting curves and tunnels.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful drive” (45 reviews)
“east entrance” (33 reviews)
LOCATION
Zion National Park, UT
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+1 435-772-3256
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"beautiful drive"
in 45 reviews
"checkerboard mesa"
in 34 reviews
"east entrance"
in 33 reviews
"big horn sheep"
in 25 reviews
"mile long tunnel"
in 21 reviews
"take photos"
in 25 reviews
"speed limit"
in 6 reviews
"turn outs"
in 7 reviews
"canyon overlook trail"
in 19 reviews
"hairpin turns"
in 9 reviews
"every turn"
in 20 reviews
"pull over"
in 10 reviews
"rock formations"
in 20 reviews
"scenic route"
in 10 reviews
"mountain sheep"
in 6 reviews
"senior pass"
in 6 reviews
"jaw dropping"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an awesome place. Wish we had time to stop and hike. We just drove through the park on the way to Bryce through a cool 1 mile tunnel The views were majestic and so beautiful. The road was amazing on our motorcycles. We need...More

Thank Anne_PinkBiker
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heading west the scenery improves more and more the closer you get to Zion Canyon. There is a good chance you will see mountain sheep on your drive. There is the interesting rock formation of Checkerboard Mesa and pullouts so you can stop and go...More

1  Thank Jim R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This drive simply is not to be missed...the cliffs & rock formations are phenomenal & you'll find yourself in constant awe as you see one spectacular sight after another. We had our 17 year old grandson with us on this drive & it captured his...More

2  Thank Family7Traveler
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would caution others to avoid this park during high peak times such as Spring Break. The road itself was bumper to bumper traffic making the trip less than wonderful. Those in taller / wider vehicles tie up the road at the tunnel as it...More

1  Thank Jessica M
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

This is a very pretty drive with a fun tunnel. Great scenery and lots of places to pull over and take photos. We saw Bighorn sheep next to the road and a lot of pretty sites. Because we hadn't researched the park much (I so...More

Thank Paintyhands
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This road winds through the picturesque colored mountains. Easy to stop at the turn outs and take photos.

1  Thank Fin Y
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway is the 23-mile section of Utah State Route 9 between Zion Canyon and US Highway 89. The western 10 miles of this route is in Zion National Park and park passes or entrance fees are required ($30/car, valid for 7 days)....More

5  Thank CrankingChick
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We enjoyed the scenery along this road, and we were lucky enough to see a small group of bighorn sheep very near the road.

Thank Rosemary W
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

If you can drive the whole highway. We drove to Zion from Las Vegas so we came in on Hwy 9. Before you even get to Zion the views are breathtaking. Driving through the Virgin River Gorge was spectacular. The closer you get the more...More

Thank MyheartbelongsinLV
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We took this road because we were headed to Bryce Canyon. Stunning views! Several places to pull off and admire nature. Winding road with steep drop offs. Might not be good for drivers with a fear of heights. Several geocaching earth caches and virtual along...More

1  Thank Jolene224
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marzzbarzone
24 November 2017|
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Response from Ian and Helen S | Reviewed this property |
You can see the Arch from the drive down into the canyon from the tunnel. Some good pull-ins to view it, or the drive down the switchbacks is so slow (good) that you can simply view it from the car. Cannot help with the gps... More
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andersonkl2
2 May 2017|
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Response from rhopper276 | Reviewed this property |
Many RV's for sure. There is a tunnel so you might want to check height restrictions. I don't recall the max. Visitors center has lots of parking but even on a week day in late Oct it was almost full. I can't imagine what it... More
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Ginger H
23 April 2017|
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Response from ANNIEPG | Reviewed this property |
These are 2 different routes. Park at the visitors center to take the shuttle on THAT route through the park. The visitors center lot fills up very early in the morning and alternative parking is along the streets in the... More
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