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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

Zion National Park, UT
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Beautiful scenery

Basically it is a tunnel. There are guards at both end of the tunnel that turns the two lane tunnel... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2015
Tawau, Malaysia

Not much to see but a great feat of engineering. Amazing that you can drive that far in a tunnel... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2015
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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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Reviewed September 3, 2015

Basically it is a tunnel. There are guards at both end of the tunnel that turns the two lane tunnel into a single lane. This is to facilitate vehicles that are over a certain size. But during the night there are no guards and the...More

Thank Steven_Teo
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Not much to see but a great feat of engineering. Amazing that you can drive that far in a tunnel. Can't wait to go back.

Thank CabinLady333
Reviewed August 28, 2015

There are many wonderful natural landmarks and unique features to Zion Canyon, but the tunnel is phenomenal. During peak season, there can be quite a long line of cars waiting to use the tunnel, as the NPS only allows one way traffic to proceed through...More

Thank Chuck Z
Reviewed August 21, 2015

amazing feet of engineering in its time but now too small to take the larger vehicles so it a one way controlled system. We waited about 15 mins to get access. Might be a watch out at very busy times

Thank hartlovap
Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you come to Zion park via East entrance you have to use this tunnel.Be prepared for waiting here,but not for a long time.There are nice views to the landscape when you leave the tunnel.

Thank Ludek S
Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was my least favorite part about Zion NP. I really enjoyed reading about the tunnel and hearing the history of how it came to be. I was looking forward to the drive through it, but after a long and scenic drive on the Mt....More

Thank 37Geese
Reviewed August 19, 2015

We spent a week in the area visiting Byce and Zion, We always debated the travel route to each spot we visited because although this tunnel is scenic and shorter, the time of day really matters. In the early morning when travelling through for early...More

Thank tnanna
Reviewed August 10, 2015

Really cool tunnel cut through the mountain side as you enter Zion NP from the East side by Mount Carmel. The Zion-Mt. Carmel Scenic Drive leading up to the tunnels is absolutely stunning and possibly the most beautiful drive in the US. Cool "window" cut-outs...More

1  Thank MrsGmom
Reviewed August 9, 2015

It's one way at a time if there are large vehicles going through so expect a little wait. We were travelling to Bryce after Zion and should've turned right immediately on leaving Zion park gate but didn't realise and had to ask then turn around...More

Thank lovetheunexpected
Reviewed August 9, 2015

Definitely interesting, unique and historical. Windows in the walls are unusual. Lots of history. You can also view it from the west side in the canyon on the western end. Stop at the lowest switchback curve to see the historical plaque.

1  Thank Caesar D
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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
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