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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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Stunningly beautiful.

Stunningly beautiful. Be sure to leave plenty of time for this drive. You will want to stop multiple times for photos. It is definitely one of the most beautiful drives I have... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stunningly beautiful. Be sure to leave plenty of time for this drive. You will want to stop multiple times for photos. It is definitely one of the most beautiful drives I have ever done. My kids have a go pro 360° camera That was just made for this type of drive.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The 12 mile drive from the south entrance to the east entrance is very beautiful. There are many beautiful overlooks along the way. The road is one way each direction so it can be slow if you get some sightseers in front of you that only do 20 mph the entire way.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As you leave Zion if you head out towards nearby Bryce Canyon NP you are treated to a fantastic scenic roadway. You start out switchbacking up the mountain where you go through a tunnel on your way out of the canyon. Hoodoos, arches, and other beautiful rock formations await, and you could literally stop at every turn to take a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning views all along the route to Zion... The long line of cars at the east entrance seemed at first an annoyance... then we just opened the windows and sunroof, and took it all in. Not a bad place to be "stuck" in traffic!

Thank Robert C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting the Park be certain to take the drive round trip. Almost skipped it and we would have missed an important portion of Zion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove in from Page, AZ, taking Highway 9 from the east. As you enter the park, you drive past Checkerboard Mesa and through a very scenic and remote area. Just before the tunnel is a turnout to park and take a short hike to a lookout point with incredible views. Once you drive through the tunnel, you'll have extraordinary... More 

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Boulder City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it was our main thoroughfare to visit Ziion, Bryace and go to Kanab. Amazing landscape. Good photo ops.

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This section of road runs through part of the Zion National park. Its beauty is a thing to behold. The range and variety of rock structures is incredible. A camera cant do it justice. A steady drive with stops will take about half an hour. Even if you dont want to travel on to Mt Carmel junction and anywhere else... More 

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Sewanee, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery, big horn sheep on the cliffs, and an absolutely amazing tunnel through the rock. No lights other than vehicle headlights. Ventilation is provided by large "galleries" cut into the wall at intervals. An incredible experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a trip to the Grand Canyon, Zion was the highlight for me. The scenery is spectacular and the colours are stunning. We were sorry we'd not allowed more time to spend here. I personally like it better than the Grand Canyon. I guess we've all seen, photos & done utube flyovers of the Canyon so many times that it... More 

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