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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

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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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An amazing engineering feat.

There are many wonderful natural landmarks and unique features to Zion Canyon, but the tunnel is phenomenal. During peak season, there can be quite a long line of cars waiting to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Pocatello, Idaho, United States

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There are many wonderful natural landmarks and unique features to Zion Canyon, but the tunnel is phenomenal. During peak season, there can be quite a long line of cars waiting to use the tunnel, as the NPS only allows one way traffic to proceed through the tunnel.

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Corby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

amazing feet of engineering in its time but now too small to take the larger vehicles so it a one way controlled system. We waited about 15 mins to get access. Might be a watch out at very busy times

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Sibrina Czech republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you come to Zion park via East entrance you have to use this tunnel.Be prepared for waiting here,but not for a long time.There are nice views to the landscape when you leave the tunnel.

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Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was my least favorite part about Zion NP. I really enjoyed reading about the tunnel and hearing the history of how it came to be. I was looking forward to the drive through it, but after a long and scenic drive on the Mt. Carmel highway, I came close to the tunnel....and a very long wait. I think waits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We spent a week in the area visiting Byce and Zion, We always debated the travel route to each spot we visited because although this tunnel is scenic and shorter, the time of day really matters. In the early morning when travelling through for early start to hiking (5-6 am), this tunnel is un-manned, 2-way traffic, with no line. Later... More 

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Miami, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Really cool tunnel cut through the mountain side as you enter Zion NP from the East side by Mount Carmel. The Zion-Mt. Carmel Scenic Drive leading up to the tunnels is absolutely stunning and possibly the most beautiful drive in the US. Cool "window" cut-outs in the tunnel allow brief glimpses (for passengers only!) of the majesty that awaits you... More 

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Cheshire UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

It's one way at a time if there are large vehicles going through so expect a little wait. We were travelling to Bryce after Zion and should've turned right immediately on leaving Zion park gate but didn't realise and had to ask then turn around back with all the park entrance traffic again. However once on the right road this... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Definitely interesting, unique and historical. Windows in the walls are unusual. Lots of history. You can also view it from the west side in the canyon on the western end. Stop at the lowest switchback curve to see the historical plaque.

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BROOKLYN NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

i'm not sure why this would get to be it's own separate attraction. I guess there is some history to it

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Tonopah, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

As far as tunnels go it was pretty cool! It was some gorgeous look outs! I enjoyed it very much.....

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