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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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About a mile in length, we didn't have any problem with the traffic going through the tunnel. Of course, it was early one morning in November so that may have had something to do... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chino Valley, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Only one lane of traffic (in one direction) was allowed. Made for a slow go, although one lane in each direction was possible. At least, this way we were able to see mountain goats high above the tunnel looking down on us sitting in our cars!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

About a mile in length, we didn't have any problem with the traffic going through the tunnel. Of course, it was early one morning in November so that may have had something to do with our lack of problems. Interesting drive.

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tunnel is one mile in length - blasted through solid rock. Lights on and slow down when you arrive at the "windows" to the outside - as seen from inside the tunnel. WARNING - if you are walking or on a bicycle - you can not enter the tunnel - you will have to "pray" on the generosity of... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we took this tunnel on our way to Bryce NP and about 5 pm , was stop - for what ? we weren't sure - maybe construction - but I think the tunnel was only 1 way ? if I remember right ? wide enough for 2 lanes of traffic ? any how - there we are waiting on the... More 

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PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a necessary evil or delight depending on when you make the attempt ... the height of tourist season, you may wait up to 30 minutes to pass through the tunnel due to oversize campers and trucks that need both lanes for clearance in one direction Traffic was even heavy on a weekday in Mid-October

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Madison, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed through this tunnel many times while staying at Zion Lodge and canyoneering some of the nearby canyons. Each time, we wondered how they controlled the one-way traffic. A local guide told us that they handed out a baton to the last vehicle that was marked the end of one-way traffic. We jokingly made it our goal to get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The scenery on the tunnel road is fantastic. We saw mountain goats up close to the road. That was cool! The tunnel itself? Long and dark!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The one mile tunnel is an outstanding engineering feat. Couldn't believe that there were window openings (viewpoints) along the way. Everything about Zion is a Wow experience.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We came upon this accidently while traveling through the park. Just one more interesting and unique landmark. The wait was not very long, and as we traveled through we were amazed at how they managed to create this so long ago.

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Union, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This tunnel is about 1 mile long with windows here and there to look out at the canyon. If you are driving an RV you must pay an additional $15 to pass through the tunnel. They have to stop all traffic and let the RV go down the middle in both lanes because the tunnel is not large enough for... More 

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