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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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Only road you could drive through the park

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... read more

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

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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Davao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great views and dont forget to take lots and lots of pictures. You can stop along the way to look at the sites more closely and just enjoy the view

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Drove up this highway on our way out of the park. Somewhat annoying that you have to wait right before the tunnels, as they only allow traffic in one direction at a time. But it is a very interesting highway with great views even after you exit the tunnels. You should definitely drive it either on your way in or... More 

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Travelled through in Dec-Jan on the way to Zion Park. Very scenic with tons of wildlife near dusk. We nearly hit several deer as they scurried across the road as well as a group/flock of what appeared to be pheasants at one point as well. No issues during the day, but keep your eyes peeled at dusk and night time!... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We drove this scenic highway SR9 to and fro Zion NP. It was a twist and turns drive but very scenic and the first view of Checkerboard Mesa totally awesome. The view coming down to Zion Entrance was equally impressive. We even stopped to at one unmarked trial and did some walking and climbing on the plateau and enjoyed the... More 

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