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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

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Address: Zion National Park, UT

A spectacular entry into Zion National Park that consists of a 1.1-mile...

A spectacular entry into Zion National Park that consists of a 1.1-mile long tunnel and a highway that slowly winds down from a high plateau.

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A very scenic drive, but you need to be attentive and not claustrophobic (there is a long dark tunnel). They will stop traffic to accommodate large RVs and that can cause... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very scenic drive, but you need to be attentive and not claustrophobic (there is a long dark tunnel). They will stop traffic to accommodate large RVs and that can cause annoying traffic jams. The parking lot on the east side of the tunnel is often full, so don't count on a scenic hike there. Still, the landscape is lovely.

Thank putnik123
Voorhees, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very scenic series of switchbacks brings you up to mountain tunnel that seemed to be a bit less than a mile long. I think the tunnel dates back to the 1930s making it an impressive piece of civil engineering.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were pulling a trailer so had to get e permit to travel through the tunnel. This process went very smoothly and caused very little inconvenience. The tunnel was quite impressive.

Thank BigAlks
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first view of Zion, we came from Arches NP. What a welcome!! Even if you come from the south, do yourself a favor and drive through and back to get this view!!

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This one-way tunnel through the mountain, with its 'windows' out to the scenery, is quite awe-inspiring. The windows provide ventilation as well as views and light. Well worth the journey.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 4 glorious days in Zion National Park. Took this drive early one morning. Best to do this early in the day before traffic builds up. Simple beautiful and engineering marvel. Read a bit about the history of the tunnel before driving it; you'll appreciate it more.

Thank GeeJAre
Provo, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park only allows one direction of traffic through at a time so stop and turn your car off until it is your turn. The tunnel is 1.25 miles long. Take off your sunglasses and turn on your headlights!

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Oceanside, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have never driven through a tunnel like this one. Long and dark but with cut outs with amazing views. You may have to wait if there are oversized vehicles and the tunnel is only open to one way traffic but it is worth the wait.

Thank OsideMom2three
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive thru the tunnel and the entire drive on Zion mount Carmel highway is just amazing! You are at the top of the mountain for sure!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We didn't take this road in from Kanab, we went south through Arizona and came up at Hurricane. So when we found out what we missed, we took the hour to drive to the east entrance and back. It's an amazing road and the tunnel is so cool!

Thank HatRez

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