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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256
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There's not a lot to say about a tunnel. It was interesting and I enjoyed the history yet I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cynthia B
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Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
Very cool tunnel that takes you out the east side of Zion NP.

Incredible that it was constructed in the 1920s and completed in 1930. 1 mile long. During our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lovetotravel560
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Annapolis, Maryland
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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)
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Zion National Park, UT
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+1 435-772-3256
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"engineering marvel"
in 13 reviews
"cut outs"
in 10 reviews
"large vehicle"
in 7 reviews
"motor home"
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"oncoming traffic"
in 7 reviews
"stop traffic"
in 8 reviews
"east entrance"
in 13 reviews
"mt carmel"
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"mile drive"
in 5 reviews
"checkerboard mesa"
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"both sides"
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"scenic route"
in 5 reviews
"big horn sheep"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful drive"
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"switch backs"
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"amazing views"
in 7 reviews
"afraid of heights"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's not a lot to say about a tunnel. It was interesting and I enjoyed the history yet I was wishing I could get out and walk through it and really exam it.

Thank Cynthia B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible that it was constructed in the 1920s and completed in 1930. 1 mile long. During our visit in June they were doing 1 way traffic so allow large coach buses and RVs to pass through during the middle of the day.

Thank lovetotravel560
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tunnels are about a mile long with several holes that you can look out to see the beauty of the park.

Thank rich65k
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience driving through the 2 long tunnels with cut out holes so you get view windows as you drive through the tunnels.

Thank terry l
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always love driving thru tunnels! This was no exception. It was so cool inside. Love the carved out windows. Such an amazing feat in 1932. Of course, our RV was too tall (over 13'1) so we had to drive around to Hurricane to get...More

Thank carawelch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was just amazed at how beautiful this park is.. we took the scenic ride in on Harley's.. unbelievable! So gorgeous and amazing! Utah is more beautiful than I had ever imagined.. this park has beautiful grounds, restaurants, and hotels. You can certainly just stay...More

Thank JMVBAM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Part of national park, so even if just passing by, you need to pay. For visitors to national park, it’s a gateway to Zion. One way only, swing traffic.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are too wide you will pay $15 to be escorted through the tunnel but I think that's still a great deal. Happily my 19' Roadtrek camper van was a piece of cake and we got to experience the tunnel with two-way traffic. The...More

Thank mikelcesc
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Although RV over 27 ft are forbidden, when there are large trucks/RV's they have to stop traffic in both directions and make this 1 mile tunnel into a one way. There are 6 windows carved into the mountainside through this tunnel and that is the...More

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Built in the 1930’s, great workmanship, window type openings on various places to see the mountains, the tunnel adds a nice addition to the scenic drive through the park.

Thank LaDonna S
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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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