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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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Beautiful views going east or west

There are a number of turnouts on this route because there are so many beautiful views! We were staying at a B & B on the east side of Zion so we experienced this route going east... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The scenery is beautiful. However, if you have a fear of heights, you should find another route. There are no guardrails and very steep drops. There is also a wait to get through the tunnel, a they only allow one way traffic at a time. It is historic and worth the wait, again, if you do not have a fear... More 

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Bellevur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There are a number of turnouts on this route because there are so many beautiful views! We were staying at a B & B on the east side of Zion so we experienced this route going east and then returning to the park the next day traveling west along the same route. Catching the sights at different times of the... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I were facing a bit of a rainy day and decided to take a little drive. This was a relaxing and beautiful drive and we enjoyed going through the mile long tunnel. The views were varied due to the intermittent rain and the wait at the tunnel was only about 15 minutes each way. Just know that... More 

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Simpsonville, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I really did not like the shuttle experience in Zion Canyon although it is a necessary evil to combat the crowds. We did really enjoy this drive though, particularly the tunnel. There a few trailheads off of this road as well, but we ran out of time to hike any of these. Beautiful views though and we... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This road is amazing. The scenery is unreal if you are not from this area of the country. I'll admit I got a little worried when we came out of the tunnel and had to face the switchbacks, but it wasn't a big deal. The view is absolutely incredible. I can't wait to go back to Zion, I wish I... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great way to see the park.Road runs through park with beautiful views of the changing landscape.There is a tunnel that is only open certain times of day and if you have a camper or over sized vehicle to will need to pay a fee to the park for an escort.Traffic can also get backed up.It is a great drive but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Traveling to the east entrance of Zion National Park via the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway is an adventure in itself. We saw unbelievable rock formations and each turn & twist revealed another beautiful view. The tunnel is a bit unnerving because you're in total darkness, other than the car in front of you. We did not encounter long lines but it... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a beautiful scenic drive. Coming into Zion from the east (from Bryce, which we visited first). The scenery is breathtaking.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The road connecting US 89 to Zion is just awesome. As soon as we enter the Mt. Carmel Highway, the road is made of red stones so it's like having a red carpet welcome to Zion. I entered it around 7 AM in the morning and the experince is beyond comparison. Drive slowly and let the nature work it's magic... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Drove this highway through Zion and continued on to Bryce. We only had one day to do both Zion and Bryce but will definitely go back to Zion in the fall or spring and get some hiking in. One of the not to be missed national parks.

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Address: Zion National Park, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Zion National Park

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