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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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Such a neat tunnel through the mountain. At a mile long it is truly a marvel. Pretty low and narrow for today's RVs but still useable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a neat tunnel through the mountain. At a mile long it is truly a marvel. Pretty low and narrow for today's RVs but still useable.

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Gresham, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing engineering feat, if you can take your eyes off the road (hah) you can see the viewpoints framed by the "Windows."

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to avoid Zion NP because I do not like tunnels. But not anymore. After winding your way to the top, the tunnel is so neat with windows to see the light of day on the sides. If a bus or a big trailer is coming through you may have to wait, but not long.

Thank travelingrhonda
DeWitt, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two tunnels. One is short and the other is a little over a mile long (built in 1930). Driving through the tunnel is the only way to get from the east entrance into the heart of the park. Some large vehicles are required to pay an extra fee at the entrance station to have tunnel access - traffic... More 

Thank Denice S
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great drive... Amazing Country! We toured the "Mighty Five" coming from Vegas airport. 1100 miles in 7 days! Highly recommended

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Thurmont, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Winding trip through the mountains and canyons of the park. A couple of tunnels. Nice photo ops. Price is a little high, but I guess you're contributing to keeping National Paks open, so it was worth it. The town just before the park has some shops and places tom eat as well.

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Roy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to drive it if you want to get through the East gate. I think it's a fun drive but you need to have your headlights on. The rangers do make sure one side takes turns with the other side driving through. That way there are no collisions. Just make sure you don't stop and you're fine.

Thank MaitreyeeMayhem
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel is a mile long engineering marvel located above the Zion Canyon floor inside of Zion National Park. This Park is located in southern Utah about 160 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is also located about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah. This interesting tunnel was constructed between 1927 - 1930. The tunnel... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It takes your breath away, when you see the view from the openings cut in the rock, they are called windows......You have to do it....expect a wait sometimes, as coaches can only drive in the middle of the road so traffic is controlled.....An engineering master piece......

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Kaysville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This drive is so beautiful. The tunnel is quite amazing. There are Windows carved out inside of the tunnel so you can see out. When we exited the tunnel, many cars were stopped so we stopped and saw a herd of mountain goats up on the mountainside above the tunnel. It's a beautiful way to enter Zion National Park.

Thank Tamera B

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