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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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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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a sheer engineering marvel. go on this road!!!! what a road it is. We were very impressed turn after turn. a must see

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Fairfield, Connecticut

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a sheer engineering marvel. go on this road!!!! what a road it is. We were very impressed turn after turn. a must see

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's not the tunnel, it is the whole road!!!! Go early morning if you want to have the vistas to yourself, changing after every corner you take. Watch out for the wildlife as well, we saw loads; California Condor, dear, chipmunks, rattle snakes, lizards, etc. If you plan to visit more then on National Parks get an "Amerika the Beautiful"... More 

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

When I encounter tunnels, I am always struck by the notion of what alternatives the engineers faced when they chose this particular route. The labor and costs, especially in the depression were more manageable then, but still 11/2 miles through a mountain with a grade took some special stuff. Be aware that tourist traffic with buses forces single lane usage,... More 

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was one of the longest tunnels I've ever driven through, but it wasn't unbearable at all. The numerous "Windows" along the tunnel gave us some peaks of the beautiful mountain. I really love this drive.

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Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the road to the tunnel from both ways enables you to stop off and take photos and offers gorgeous sites of the mountains. the tunnel is dark, so lights on, although there are a few cutouts to offer a little light (not much). it is so cool to drive through...we did it twice. fabulous drive for the entire family.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ok, ill admit, i was the passenger when it came to this part of my trip. my mother was driving us through Zion to the Mt Carmel junction. if you are afraid of heights, or not so sure about your car brakes i would not suggest driving up to come back down. the tunnel is narrow so one lane is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is long, semi-dark tunnel. Turn on headlights of car and take off sunglasses before entering it. There are several windows in the tunnel to have some outside views but no stopping please.

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

While in Zion, be sure to take the road to the tunnel. Even better, if, after entering the park, the lines for the shuttle from the Visitor's Center exceed 90 or 120 minutes - a LONG wait to take a shuttle bus - get back in the car and drive to and through the tunnel. Terrific ride.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views driving to it to Bryce. It's just a tunnel. I wouldn't go out of the way to see it. But if you are on your way to Bryce check it.! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was long and very dark just like they said! I can't imagine how long it took to complete this and it is very well maintained! It was stunning!

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