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Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway

Zion National Park, UT
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: This scenic highway offers interesting curves and tunnels.
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Brisbane, Australia
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202 reviews 202 reviews
116 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Excellent driving and it is slow so you can appreciate the scenery. The tunnel out of Zion is quite long and sometimes operates as one way.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

As other reviewers have stated this is a must do drive. Truly unique scenery on both sides of the tunnel. Free entrance with a senior pass is definitely hard to beat for value. We also lucked in to view big horn sheep.

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bonita springs,fl
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Zion national park is a must do and the road to it is just amazing. Very curvy and step inclines but the views make it all worth while. Have your camera out for entire time. FYI if you don't like heights like me have someone else drive and you just enjoy the vistas

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Yuba City, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When you are just outside the park on the other side of the Mt Carmel tunnel, there is an area to pull over (tiny bathroom) and a trail that winds around. When you get about 4/5 of the way to the lookout area, the rocks are so interesting. In spite of thinking I was kind of "done" having already done... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The scenery was spectacular. My girl friend spotted a half dozen Bighorn Sheep on a cliff...WAY COOL. On the way back more of the sheep near the road.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

this is an awesome drive. the scenery is so dramatic that, u will end up stopping much more than you think, to take pictures. the zion mountains, checkerboard mesa, then some unknown dramatic scenes make up the drive.. wish I had more time.

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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Although this road can be a little worrisome, it is a highlight on the way to Bryce Canyon and the North Rim. There are places to stop and explore or take pictures. I look forward to this drive every time we go to Bryce from Zion.

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Savannah, Georgia
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40 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We drove this road earlier this week, and my only regret was that I didn't have someone else drive so I could fully take in the spectacular views. However, there are several scenic "turn-outs" that allowed us to get out and enjoy the views.

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Orlando, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

During my many years as a tour director, I have been to Zion National Park 60 (sixty) plus times. Each time, we came in on the Zion Mt. Carmel Highway coming in from the Mt. Carmel side after visiting Bryce. Each time has been spectacular. The tunnel is an engineering feat in itself, as it was built in the 1920s.... More

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nj
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I've driven this 3 times in the last 5 days. I wasn't prepared for the awesomeness and treachery the first time. The drive was dramatic. The scene changed in texture and color, and every now and then, a goat would be visible. Everything was understandably monumental. The mountain tunnel was eerie, like driving to nowhere because it was so dark.... More

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