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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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This scenic highway offers interesting curves and tunnels.

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We visited Zion National Park after visiting Bryce Canyon National. This is a trip where you can see both parks on the same day. We thought it would be the same as Bryce but we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Harlan, Kentucky

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very scenic highway with the beautiful, massive mountains of rock. We saw 2 mountain goats on the road and another 15 climbing the rocks around 200' from the road. Enjoy the striated rock bluffs that invite a closer look. The tunnel is very long and narrow.

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Thank DaleandMary
Harlan, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Zion National Park after visiting Bryce Canyon National. This is a trip where you can see both parks on the same day. We thought it would be the same as Bryce but we were totally surprised as the parks are similar but nothing alike. The views from the main highway were unsurpassed with natural beauty.

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Thank Harco22
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So, just the road, drive on it alone is a pleasure .. If you had no time and just went through couple of times.. even then it is a must stop...!!! You will see goats, pretty tunnels and the majestic mountains all around.. what's not to like and the road itself is super smooth and out of the world

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If Zion National Park is at capacity, this is another way to view the park. Plus, there are a few tunnels to drive through which are spectacular. The 1.1 mile drive winds along the sandstone rocks. There are short hikes along the way, places to stop and read about the history of the highway such as "windows". Look for Hoodoos... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highway 9 Is truly a grand tour. It gives incredible views of Zion at every turn as well as connecting to Bryce and points beyond. Strongly suggest getting an early start to beat the congestion.

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Thank Mike K
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from Bryce, this is a great way to enter Zion NP. We did not find the road scary or difficult. Make sure to stop and enjoy Checkerboard Mesa. If thinking about Canyon Overlook Trail just be aware fear of heights could get in the way.

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Thank intelligentgirls
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove this route on my way from Bryce to Zion. It's breathtaking. You literally drive down the mountain, winding your way through switchbacks. You must do this during the day to see the beautiful view. Driving this at night is treacherous as it dark and windy. You need to drive slowly, even during the day, so give yourself a... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend it as you will see some beautiful vistas along the way. There is a variety of colors shown in the mountains and cliffs. The color changes all day long as the sun hits the bluffs. More photo opportunities.

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice drive. Drove 9 (Mt Carmel Highway) on the way to Bryce. Nice drive with beautiful views. Wish we had more time there.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We entered and exited Zion through this highway in early morning. Highly recommended. Later in the day, this highway can be very crowded as all the reviewers pointed out that there are soooo many to see and to explore along this stunning highway.

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