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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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Stop and photograph the window galleries from the Zion side of the tunnel

We exited the park through the East Entrance onto Mt. Carmel Highway, which is a gorgeous stretch of red-tinted roadway leading through some amazing red rock. Hunterdon noticed a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Hollie W
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We exited the park through the East Entrance onto Mt. Carmel Highway, which is a gorgeous stretch of red-tinted roadway leading through some amazing red rock. Hunterdon noticed a “giant hole in that mountain,” so I immediately pulled over (there are turn-outs on both sides of the road) to see for myself. There was a placard explaining these “galleries”. The... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is quite a long tunnel you need to enter the park this way. When there are RVs needing to go through they only fit one way, so the rest of the traffic needs to wait. Allow time for this trip. Brilliant views all the way along this road and worth-while stop off points for views or hikes.

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Monteal, Quebec
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to go from Zion to Bryce - you are going thru this tunnel - so just be prepared. I think it would be most exciting to do it from Zion to Bryce - you would climb, climb and then climb some more. We did it the other way - going down, down, and down. Since we had... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a neat tunnel, especially noting when it was built. Well worth one time drive through. It does take you through the park.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must journey, wind your way through the most spectacular scene of rocks and visas. Takes a while because you have to queue to go through a long tunnel, but well worth the effort. If you are visiting the US get a parks pass, gets you into Monument, Bryce, Grand Canyon Zion, Lake Powell. For £70 it's well... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome views but Scarry if you are afraid of heights, the views through the tunnel are breath taking.

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Thank 324buster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tunnel itself is fascinating because it has a number of large windows allowing quick glimpses of the main canyon. In addition to the tunnel itself, the terrain on either side is fabulous.

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Federal Way, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watching the movie about the creation of the tunnel, even though the danger was downplayed, was really amazing. That highway is an absolute marvel and, now having gone back and forth, saw different things each way that stood out even more.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is an extremely long tunnel. immediately following tunnel you will find a parking lot for canyon overlook trail.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove through the tunnel coming from Hurricane and going to Mt. Carmel. As we were driving up the switchback we could see cutouts in the mountain wall above us and wondered what they were for. Turns out it was a cutout on the side of the tunnel that let light in. The tunnel is a mile long, bumper to... More 

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