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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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Activities: Driving
Description: This scenic highway offers interesting curves and tunnels.

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Scenic and Fun Drive

Amazing and awesome drive from Zion park through Mt. Carmel Highway through to the Mt. Carmel tunnel. There are many scenic spots you can stop the car for picture taking. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Amazing and awesome drive from Zion park through Mt. Carmel Highway through to the Mt. Carmel tunnel. There are many scenic spots you can stop the car for picture taking. We find driving up Mt. Carmel highway is more fun than driving through the scenic main canyon.

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is the main road into and out of the park and, from spring-fall the only road in the park which visitors may drive. The views are spectacular and really give you an idea as to what the park is all about. The canyon walls tower above you as you drive in and there are a couple of tunnels, one... More 

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Zion National Park, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The highway begins at the south side of Zion and culminates at Mt. Carmel Junction. The junction is a "Y" made up of US-89 and SR-9. US-89 travels south to the Grand Canyon and north to the Bryce Canyon. The Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel and a very short tunnel both need to be navigated along this highway. The road never does... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Very scenic drive. I liked this area better than the main canyon. You can drive on your own and there are lots of stops, plenty of areas to hike or explore. Stunning sceneries and amazing rock formations. Definitely visit this area while you are in zion.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

As many of you may know, the park is small so taking the shuttle is a must, but not on this route, you could drive through. and the Tunnel is fun, short though. and one part along the road really looks like Wave, if you are not lucky enough to get the permit to Wave but still wants a shot... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We traveled to Zion National Park by the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and the engineering and construction just amazed me. Crews had to hand cut two tunnels through the rock, for the roadway with, by today's standards, primitive equipment. In the smaller tunnel you see the marks left by the machine that cut the tunnel. In the second one gallery's were... More 

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mlace
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For years we have been leaving the toursits behind in the valley and we head to the Backcountry. There are so many wonderful hikes off of Mt. Carmel Junction. This topography reminds me of the Thunder Mountain ride at Disneyland. It is so beauitful - the contrast between the red rocks, sandstone and dark green foliage. There are also so... More 

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marsing Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

After leaving the park we took this route it was breath taking we saw mountain sheep and plenty more rock formations the tunnel was pretty neat as well

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a very beautiful drive that can be used to reach Bryce Canyon from Zion NP. There are breathtaking views all along the way and the entire drive is lined with pullouts to pause and take in all of these glorious vistas. The highway also runs through the stunning Zion tunnel which in itself is worth a visit. Overall... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Go during the off season when it's not very crowded, it is so beautiful in that area of Utah. Some trails are easier to hike than others so pick up the trail brochure at the visitors center to make sure you are hiking within your abilities.

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