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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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What a stunning drive this was. We had finished the Angel's Landing trail by the afternoon, had a chilled out lunch in the canyon and then just went out on a drive wherever the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Abinash D
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Melbourne, Australia
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The tunnel going through Mt Carmel is quite extraordinary since it is made using the existing mountain around it. My husband said that it was made with a large drill and not by blasting which makes it more interesting to me. The sad things was that we were unable to stop and look out at the view through the obvious... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

What a stunning drive this was. We had finished the Angel's Landing trail by the afternoon, had a chilled out lunch in the canyon and then just went out on a drive wherever the road took us...And boy was that a good call or what ? My biggest regret was not having an Action cam stuck to the car. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Each view is better than the next. Drive is fairly easy and there are many places to stop for pictures. Very picturesque and if nearby this is a must do. The drive is way better than the shuttle scenery in the park exclusive road and more relaxed.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We drove through the Mt Carmel Highway Tunnel on our route up to Bryce Canyon and found the scenery spectacular, it actually makes the drive so much easier as there is just so much to see, might take you a little longer to get there as the stops you will be doing to take pictures are unbelievable enjoy

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Singapore
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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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