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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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Activities: Driving
Description: A spectacular entry into Zion National Park that consists of a 1.1-mile...
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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Really dark

Loved driving through the mountain. It was very dark and so deep within the mountain. The temperature really drops in the tunnel

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Belen, New Mexico
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Belen, New Mexico
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Loved driving through the mountain. It was very dark and so deep within the mountain. The temperature really drops in the tunnel

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Mill Valley, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It had to be Love that motivated the building of this tunnel. It is an excellent way to enter Zion National Park. We left the Grand Canyon, drove through the Navajo Nation and enjoyed lunch at the Cliff Dwellers Lodge in Marble Canyon. We passed the north rim and headed to Zion! Truly an amazing sight. If you keep moving,... More 

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Nevada City, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you have an RV you will need to pay an additional $15 'escort' fee to go thru the tunnel. You are not really escorted, but traffic will be held on the opposite side, so there is only 1 lane traffic going thru when any large vehicle (RV, bus, etc) goes thru. This means you can face delays on either... More 

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Logan, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Pull the windows down and inhale deeply. Feel the drumbeat of the Earth. Slow down for crossing deers and allow yourself to slow down. Anytime is good to park and go hiking in the wild. Bring some snack and drink (and remember to pick up your trash!), this nurturing environment will make you wanna connect and re-connect. Share it with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Wow. The labor and engineering effort is phenomenal. No electricity but light holes every so often let you see interior workmanship. Nice road. Kind of cool and exciting.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
70 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A very scenic route through and up to Bryce Canyon with lots of stops for amazing pictures, The Tunnel cuts straight through the mountain and must have been a excellent feat when completed, cuts your driving time in half going to Bryce

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Troy, MI
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32 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This tunnel is the only access to Zion National Park when approaching from the east. Oversized vehicles must be sent thru with access to both lanes. This causes a back-up for vehicles approaching from the opposite direction as they must wait until the oversize vehicle exits the tunnel. There does not appear to be a limit to how many "biggies"... More 

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New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Like other reviewers noted, who knew that a road would be an attraction?! But in our case, it proved to be a life-saver. My girlfriend and I were visiting Zion and the region when massive snow hit the area in late February/early March and made travel through the Southern Utah mountains quite treacherous and we needed to get back to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

But since they've pointed it out it as one, our experience is funny is because there happened to be no cars behind us, and when we look back, seems really spooky.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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217 reviews 217 reviews
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171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I was surprised to see that there are a handful of reviewers who really hate this tunnel! Not me; I found it a unique and amazing experience to drive through this mile-plus stretch cut through the solid rock of the mountain. Some folks think it should have lights or even be widened, but I think it’s an historical feature of... More 

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