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Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway

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Address: Zion National Park, UT

This scenic highway offers interesting curves and tunnels.

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Beautiful scenic drive!

On a journey to visit Zion National Park with my wife and sister we approached the park from the east on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. This highway was an unexpected visual joy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a journey to visit Zion National Park with my wife and sister we approached the park from the east on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. This highway was an unexpected visual joy with several unplanned photography stops at historic and scenic vistas along this beautiful route. Our favorites were the hiking trails and the varied rock formations, especially Checkerboard Mesa... More 

Apple Valley, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a drive everyone in our nation and international should never miss. Especially the tunnels through solid rock. The surrounding topography will amaze you. The scenery changes by seasons. The area is gorgeous when there's snow. Again, a photographers wonder land. Continue on to highway 89 and go either way, turn left to continue to Bryce Canyon or turn... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautiful sight around every turn on this gorgeous stretch of red-tinted roadway leading through some amazing red rock. It's 88 miles between Zion and Bryce, but plan on taking 2 hours and pack a picnic lunch for Red Canyon. Departing on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Hwy through the East Entrance of Zion NP, look up into the mountain for the... More 

Thank Hollie W
Manukau, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if just driving through to Springdale and beyond, this drive and the park entrance fee are worth it. We took longer to drive this than we had planned but there is a lot to see. Regular stops for photos will happen and we had no regrets about the extra time. Recommend driving it in the morning from Mt Carmel... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every turn is a view!. Drive slowly to be safe. We stopped frequently to enjoy the view. Actually, we drove on that road three times on one visit. Every time it surprised us with pleasant view.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main road through Zion that connects Springdale with the East Entrance (perhaps Mt. Carmel as indicated by the name?). This road is open to passenger vehicles. If you have an oversize vehicle such as an RV you must stop before you enter the park to get information. There is an entrance fee ($30) that must be paid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful stretches of highway I've ever been on. We drove this on the way to Bryce Canyon and enjoyed stopping at many turnouts for a variety of views.

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Northern NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son wants to come back in a convertible to drive the insane curves up to the tunnel. The view from the "highway" is amazing and the tunnel with cut outs (you cannot stop to look) are really interesting. This is a great introduction into the park and offers a lovely farewell as you leave.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the windy drive through Zion, but not for the faint-hearted. We saw deer and birds. Kids and husband loved the tunnel! You will have to take the drive daily if you are staying at either Zion Mtn Ranch or Ponderosa.

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Federal Way, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really do say "Wow" a lot - the views from the cut outs in the tunnels, the views from every direction from the checkerboard to the arches, it's really amazing and gets the most jaded teen to look up -- especially since there's rarely cell service in the Canyon.

Thank Gail C

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