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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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Very Dark and Very Long

We traveled through this tunnel on our way back to St. George from Bryce Canyon. I am glad that we did. It added only minimal time to the drive. We already had an annual park pass... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Eva P
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Newark, Delaware

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We traveled through this tunnel on our way back to St. George from Bryce Canyon. I am glad that we did. It added only minimal time to the drive. We already had an annual park pass so it did not cost any extra money to go this way. I was unaware that they only allowed traffic into the tunnel one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving into Zion National Park from the east, we unexpectedly came across the tunnel. As you drive through it, there are "windows" every few hundred yards that give you a glimpse of what's to come. Our kids get excited about tunnels wherever we are, and this exceptionally long tunnel made a unique and fun way to enter the park. Emerging... More 

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North Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming into Zion from the east, halfway into the park, you arrive at the Zion tunnel. The tunnel, built in the 30's was designed for much narrower vehicles, so even though the tunnel is 2 way, there are traffic control points at both ends. Trucks or large trailers or motor homes must check in a pay a $15.00 fee, then... More 

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's amazing that they dug this huge of a tunnel through the mountain. It's dark in the tunnel and it's fun to drive through. You can see the tunnel outlooks from the road up to the tunnel by the big arch.

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

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

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