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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256
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take a drive in dark :D

take this historic drive in tunnel,its long and have great scenic views both before and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jafar z
Tunnel with a view

The tunnel is one mile long and the history is pretty cool. I enjoyed riding along the Mt. Carmel... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DL P
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River Edge, New Jersey
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cut outs” (10 reviews)
“large vehicle” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
Zion National Park, UT
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+1 435-772-3256
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Zion National Park
US$125 per adult
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"engineering marvel"
in 13 reviews
"cut outs"
in 10 reviews
"large vehicle"
in 7 reviews
"stop traffic"
in 9 reviews
"motor home"
in 6 reviews
"oncoming traffic"
in 7 reviews
"carmel tunnel"
in 11 reviews
"east entrance"
in 13 reviews
"mile drive"
in 5 reviews
"checkerboard mesa"
in 9 reviews
"both sides"
in 9 reviews
"scenic route"
in 5 reviews
"big horn sheep"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 7 reviews
"switch backs"
in 5 reviews
"amazing views"
in 7 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

take this historic drive in tunnel,its long and have great scenic views both before and after. just drive with lights on,slow and do not stop in tunnel

Thank Jafar z
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tunnel is one mile long and the history is pretty cool. I enjoyed riding along the Mt. Carmel scenic Highway and going back and forth through the tunnel. The tunnel has natural windows in it which provide great views and my favorite views from...More

Thank DL P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One has to wonder at the resilience of the builders - as well as the vision to say “lets put a road thorough here”. It is approached from the west by a beautifully graded switchback and when we were there, we were taken through in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a fun experience going through this tunnel. It’s a little over 1 mile long. Please don’t be stupid and stop while driving through this.

Thank Chad B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tunnel is about a mile long; only one lane of traffic can go through at a time. It was built about a hundred years ago and has windows where you can quickly view the large mountains around it. We were there in October so...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The traffic has to be stopped for buses because the tunnel is arched and the bus has to drive in the middle of the road..there are actually openings in the tunnel where you can look out...thats pretty cool....this tunnel saves a huge amount of time..thank...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a 1.1 mile tunnel that was blasted straight through the mountain. It has several large windows cut in it so you could see the view, but there are no stopping places or pull offs in the tunnel.

Thank Gasdoggie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s amazing that this tunnel was built like it was. Their are periodic “windows” that allow natural light to come in.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just cool to be in a tunnel that long that was build 100 years ago. It's pretty long and is on the way from the east gate to the valley. Even if you don't have to, drive through here just to check it out. Know...More

Thank Jeff D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did they drill it out or use TNT? I want to know! I would suspect the visitor's center gives info about it - but we simply loved driving through and getting the peeks out the "windows" as you drive through.

Thank MaudraS
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ohcharten
3 August 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
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Sueknowles
26 February 2016|
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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
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