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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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A fun experience but could be a pain.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Troy, MI
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Troy, MI
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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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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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42 helpful votes 42 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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161 helpful votes 161 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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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We'd visited Zion several times and whether entering or exiting the park via the tunnel it's always impressive. Views from the road as you're nearer the bottom of the main canyon are amazing, definitely different views than you get during various hikes in the canyon. The tunnel itself is different for sure but it's only a means to an ends... More 

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marsing Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Wish you could stop and look out the holes in the tunnel the view would be uncomparable . It was a neat experience

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We didn't have any prior knowledge of how beautiful the Mt. Carmel Highway connecting Zion and Bryce is before we embarked on our journey. But in the midst of our "Oohs" and "Aahs" and "Wows!" this came as an "Oh My God!!". It was in mid January so we didn't expect any delays other than that caused by the slow... More 

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Bridgewater, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I can see this being a major nuisance when busy waiting for larger RV's or motor homes as the tunnel is long and narrow. A couple of look outs are scattered through to give brief views (no stopping) that break up the darkness a bit. An engineering marvel for sure, and thankfully not busy in winter.

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Pace, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Although the engineering intrigued hubby, the tunnel itself was dark and really nothing to see. Drive had lots of switchbacks with pretty vistas but not very many places to pull off

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If there are RVs about, be prepared to wait 5-10 minutes to be let through. Not a real problem though because the scenery is so nice. Tempting, but no stopping at the windows.

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