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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

Zion National Park, UT
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very scenic drive, but you need to be attentive and not claustrophobic (there is a long dark tunnel). They will stop traffic to accommodate large RVs and that can cause annoying traffic jams. The parking lot on the east side of the tunnel is...More

Thank putnik123
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very scenic series of switchbacks brings you up to mountain tunnel that seemed to be a bit less than a mile long. I think the tunnel dates back to the 1930s making it an impressive piece of civil engineering.

Thank arguseyes6
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were pulling a trailer so had to get e permit to travel through the tunnel. This process went very smoothly and caused very little inconvenience. The tunnel was quite impressive.

Thank BigAlks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first view of Zion, we came from Arches NP. What a welcome!! Even if you come from the south, do yourself a favor and drive through and back to get this view!!

Thank kimc0486
Reviewed 1 week ago

This one-way tunnel through the mountain, with its 'windows' out to the scenery, is quite awe-inspiring. The windows provide ventilation as well as views and light. Well worth the journey.

Thank dljackson2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 4 glorious days in Zion National Park. Took this drive early one morning. Best to do this early in the day before traffic builds up. Simple beautiful and engineering marvel. Read a bit about the history of the tunnel before driving it; you'll...More

Thank GeeJAre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park only allows one direction of traffic through at a time so stop and turn your car off until it is your turn. The tunnel is 1.25 miles long. Take off your sunglasses and turn on your headlights!

Thank Kaye N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have never driven through a tunnel like this one. Long and dark but with cut outs with amazing views. You may have to wait if there are oversized vehicles and the tunnel is only open to one way traffic but it is worth the wait.

Thank OsideMom2three
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive thru the tunnel and the entire drive on Zion mount Carmel highway is just amazing! You are at the top of the mountain for sure!

Thank helpinghands001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't take this road in from Kanab, we went south through Arizona and came up at Hurricane. So when we found out what we missed, we took the hour to drive to the east entrance and back. It's an amazing road and the tunnel...More

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Tunnel-phobic person here. Is it reasonably possible to drive from Bryce to Grand Canyon without going through the tunnel?
August 3, 2016|
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Response from Leitrim P | Reviewed this property |
firstly, do you mean Zion vs Bryce? if you mean to start at Bryce, you avoid the tunnel if you stay on 89, its a 5 hr drive to the grand canyon village on the southern ridge. if you start at Zion and want to avoid the... More
Is there a fee to travel the tunnel?
February 26, 2016|
Response from Leitrim P | Reviewed this property |
if you have a personal car, no. if you have a larger vehicle its a $15 fee. larger then 11 feet in height or 7 feet wide. you receive and pay for the permit at the tunnel entrance, whether you are heading into Zion or out... More