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Activities: Driving
Description: This scenic highway offers interesting curves and tunnels.

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Breathtaking beauty and lots of Wildlife

We took this road by accident but we're glad we did. The views were worth the short drive and we must have seen 25-30 Big horn Sheep and mountain goats. The park ranger said that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Englewood, Florida
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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We took this road by accident but we're glad we did. The views were worth the short drive and we must have seen 25-30 Big horn Sheep and mountain goats. The park ranger said that is where they hang out along with mountain lions. We didn't get to see the mountain lions.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really enjoyed this drive all the way until I got to the tunnel. Since I already reviewed the tunnel in it's own entry on Trip Advisor I won't include those comments/rankings here. The Mt. Carmel Highway is very scenic of course, with multiple winding switchbacks that take you through canyons and around mountains. There are several pull offs for picture... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful drives you will ever take. If possible I suggest you start this drive at the east entrance to the park. The views are more spectacular going from east to west than west to east. But no matter which entrance you use you will be amazed at the sheer beauty of the fantastic scenery... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

On our way from Bryce Canyon to Zions you drive this highway. The scenery is beautiful and unique! You almost want to stop at every single parking spot. It is definitely worth to make some small hikes, there are some beautiful canyons that you can easily reach from a parking spot to take a couple of beautiful pictures. We actually... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway (錫安山卡梅爾公路) is a scenic mountain highway located in the Zion National Park (錫安國家公園), which is in southwestern Utah. Zion-Mount Carmel Highway is 40.2 km (25 miles) long. It was built starting in 1927 and completed in 1930. The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway runs from the south side of Zion to the east entrance and another 12 miles to... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A beautiful scenic byway! I drove from Springdale at sunrise to the east entrance, parked and rode my bike along the highway. It was terrific in the early hours for the view, the wildlife and the few cars. I highly recommend taking this route in the early morning-bike or car. Take care as it is narrow and the views are... More 

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Miami, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Easily rates as one of the most scenic drives in the USA! Best when arriving in mid to late afternoon, as the cliffs and rock formations will glow as if they are on fire. If you have any excuse to take this drive, be sure to do so - it is worth going out of your way for it, and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

OK, Wow. Seriously, Wow. I've driven some amazingly beautiful drives in my life, and hope to do more - this without a doubt ranks up there as one of the most amazing. I was able to do all the ooh'in and aah'ing and picture taking ... while my driver hubby navigated the switchbacks and hairpin turns! We were staying in... More 

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Shippensburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

What a beautiful way to see the views at Zion National Park. We were on our way to Springdale, Utah and it took us right through. You do have to pay $30 to wonder but it's good for up to 8 people and for 7 days. We did take advantage of the free shuttle the next day as it was... More 

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BROOKLYN NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is really beautiful! I walked part of it. it's mostly uphill and the views are great. i didn't find it frightening or difficult to drive. there are no restrooms on route but if you go to end and leave the park there is a gift shop and restrooms just outside the park.

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