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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

Zion National Park, UT
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: A spectacular entry into Zion National Park that consists of a 1.1-mile long tunnel and a highway that slowly winds down from a high plateau.
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Las Vegas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have been to Zion a few times and it really is a site to be seen time and time again. The best part is to start is wind your way up to the tunnel. You can see several of the cut outs from the road below if you are looking for them. Once inside the tunnel, run your engine... More

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Loveland, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It is the longest tunnel my family has ever been through. We liked the cut outs and found one after we went through it. You must use your lights, it is very dark and a little scary.

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midland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
47 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

to see what man is capable of and part of the scenic drive anyway. do it, enjoy the wait as the tunnel (it is one way in summer and they take turns each way)

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Santa Clarita
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It was amazing to go up in elevation (then down on the way back) through solid rock with a few cut outs for viewing. It added to the Zion experience a great deal.

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Syracuse, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have been through man-made tunnels through mountains and this was the grand-daddy of them all -- long and dark on a long, windy road to get there. Amazingly done but a scary ride.

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Colorado
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142 reviews 142 reviews
38 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

..we don't do this kind of thing anymore. It's too bad! The tunnel is long and dark, and really neat to go through. My lights weren't working too well on the way into the park, but the tunnel just keeps going and going and going! It's amazing what they did back in the day! We surely need to rethink our... More

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Elgin, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I liked that we drove through a tunnel built by the CCC in the 30s. But I was irritated that we had to wait for about 15 minutes until we were able to actually drive through it. It was awesome for the kids who thought that driving through a mountain was uber cool.

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New Harmony
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Fun tunnel with windows that give a glance of mtn side outside, but don't stop for photos. Fee for large RVs which require guide to steer them down the middle of the tunnel. Don't want to scrape your RV on the side of the tunnel.

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North Lauderdale, FL
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

What can you say about a tunnel without lights? It's spooky, other then approaching the holes bored thru the wall for ventilation. We've been fortunate not to have to wait for an RV to pass thru the tunnel, we have heard of delays from 15 30 minutes. Pack a lunch and enjoy one of the thousands of views through out... More

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SF Bay area
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you're heading east to Bryce you'll take this. If you're going to the Scenic Overlook Trail you'll take this. And if you want to admire an impressive feat from 1930 it's worth the quick drive there (and to Hooover Dam!), but otherwise the main attractions of Zion National Park are in the area served by the shuttle.

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