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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

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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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Driving in tunnels through mountains always seems exciting knowing what lies on top of you. This tunnel is no exception, extending for about a mile and sometimes in total... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Driving in tunnels through mountains always seems exciting knowing what lies on top of you. This tunnel is no exception, extending for about a mile and sometimes in total darkness. The park manages the traffic very well, and even if you're stuck waiting for your side of the road to get the go-ahead, the wait isn't long. The road is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Driving through this pitch black tunnel through the heart of the mountain is amazing. We loved it so much we almost turned around and did it again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I am so happy that I had my camera ready! I got really satisfied with my video which is way cooler than any expensive souvenir! If you are traveling with more than 2 people in your vehicle, I suggest to use all of your electronic devices (tablet, ds, camera, smartphone, etc..) to get videos from different angles. Happy driving! !!!!!

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

U cant hold ur breath till the end.thats for sure. U feel like blind! Sooo dark. Great experience. Somethin different to leave zion.

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Broughshane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was a very interesting route to Bruce canyon from Zion national park .we had no delays and it was an easy road to travel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

After spending 2 days in Zion, we left via the tunnels. There should be a warning sign a quarter of a mile before the tunnel entrance to take off your sun glasses because it's not something you would think of automatically.

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Belen, New Mexico
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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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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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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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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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