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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

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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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Great drive fro. Zion to Bryce

Beautiful scenic views along this windey route. Expect slow driving during peak hours especially if you get caught behind a RV or bus. Hike whe you get on the other side heading... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gumbylvr
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenic views along this windey route. Expect slow driving during peak hours especially if you get caught behind a RV or bus. Hike whe you get on the other side heading to Bryce. The view Wes get better out of your car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenic drive . The view of Zion canyon from this route is wonderful . Best time to visit is October- November when the crowd starts to thin .

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los angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Our trip here is a never-ending wows and oohs... the cliffs, corner stones and plants are amazing, our long scenic drive felt like we are in a plane where we can see the top of the world and slowly going down till we reach the long tunnel with few windows that surprised us with the best view of the mountain,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This was our first view of Zion, driving down from Bryce. What a truly wonderful welcome to one of the country's best NPs! We drove through during golden hour and dusk--absolutely stunning and set the stage for what would be a beautiful three days.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This tunnel is amazing! It goes throught the mountain but at several spots along the way these big openings were carved out of the rock creating "windows" so you can see the incredible view. A must do experience.

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Niceville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This was part of the Zion-Mt. Carmel drive, which is a must see. I am not real fond of driving in tunnels but this was fine. Not real long and it helped that every so often the daylight came in through the vents in the rock. The whole drive was outstanding!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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 November 11, 2015

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.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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 

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