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“cool drive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel
Zion National Park, UT
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: 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.
Hartford, Ar
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“cool drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

this is such a spectacular drive, we came in from the east and drove west thru the tunnels, it was cool

Visited October 2012
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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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“Very scenic drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This is a winding road that enters Zion and allows for a sneak peak of what is to come in Zion. The wait for the tunnel did not take too long, however it was not a busy time when we went. The tunnel itself is long and if people do not turn on their headlights it is too dark and a bit nerve wracking. However there are areas where the tunnel has a quick opening and you can get a glimpse of Zion. The road seemed well maintained and had no major issues. Just make sure to turn on your headlights!

Visited September 2012
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Americus, GA
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“Cool!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We left Zion to head for Cedar City so had to go through the tunnel. Loved the views - even though I was driving. I would recommend that any visitor to Zion take this beautiful winding drive.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“Over a mile long!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

An incredible engineering project from our parents' generation. When the tour buses are present (which is most of the time) it is a one way tunnel, but the wait for your way is never very long. (The tour buses have to drive in the middle to keep from scraping the sides!)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is called a "moderate" hike and does take an hour, as said. The climb is not so much difficult as not ideal for those who don't like narrow ledges that are unfenced here and there. I wore substantial but not hiking shoes and my feet slipped at times. Once on the top, the view was tremendous, but the thought of the decent was always on my mind. Would I do it again, no. If heights don't bother you and you are sure footed, would I recommend it - yes.

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