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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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Foothill Ranch, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
52 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The tunnel was a highlight of my trip. I tried to imagine miners hand picking, blasting, and carting out the rocks to form this 1.1 mile of tunnel as I drove it's length. Then on the return trip, I was enjoying the "windows" that were carved into the rock tunnel walls to allow natural light into the tunnel. Rather cool... More

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Laguna Hills, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We drove through here twice on the way to and from Bryce. We stopped several times on the drive to explore and take pictures. The views are beautiful!

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Ocilla, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Simply breathtaking drive. Be sure to watch for bighorn sheep crossing the road. There are two tunnels you drive through and the drop offs are steep, but the scenery is phenomenal.

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midland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

do this before you go to the parking lot and take the bus. start early before the crowds get here. 7 or 8 in the morning there is good parking at the visitor center.

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Santa Clarita
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Zion canyon is great with everything so large and majestic, but the Mt. Carmel drive with the tunnel really added more to the scenery by bringing it so much closer.

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San Antonio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This sight will take your breath away and words can not describe the intensity of it all. We found ourselves drving up the side of a mountain and this is not their first rodeo. The tour guides will have you moving in no time. We even saw RV's driving this tour and of course they also have places to stop... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Nice drive, very reminiscent of 17 mile drive in California. Be on the lookout for wildlife - there were quite a few Bighorn Sheep wandering through.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

one of the most awesome roads ive ever driven. crazy beautiful with views around every corner; arrive at the park entrace early to avoid queues

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Indianapolis
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Zion is our favorite National Park and one of my favorite things about it, especially during the summer when the main canyon can get so crowded, is to just drive in from the Mount Carmel side and stop at any one of the pullovers and just start exploring. You'll soon be on your own if you just keep walking. We... More

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Colorado
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146 reviews 146 reviews
40 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

...first off, before I review this highway, I'd just like to say, I am absolutely scared of heights! We left Mt. Carmel to go into Zion Nat'l Park, and I remembered that this road is harrowing at best. The views are spectacular - the turn outs are great if you can get over to view them.. Going down into the... More

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