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Driving thru a mountain, how cool is that?

Even if you just drive thru and turn around and come back it is an amazing driving. It is totally... read more

Reviewed yesterday
doodlebugakj
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Seattle, WA
Wild ride through the mountains

We took this route from Zion to Bruce. Execllent views with many switchbacks driving through the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike r
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Bedford
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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 yesterday

Even if you just drive thru and turn around and come back it is an amazing driving. It is totally dark and every now and then there are windows cut out in the rocks to let in a little sunlight. This is an amazing drive...More

Thank doodlebugakj
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took this route from Zion to Bruce. Execllent views with many switchbacks driving through the mountains.

Thank Mike r
Reviewed 5 days ago

The roadway connecting Bryce Canyon National Park to the highway passes through thee Mt.Carmel Tunnel. It is over a mile long and traffic has to alternate directions as it can only proceed one way.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tunnel is an interesting way to approach the park from the East, but can be a bit of a bottle neck if a large vehicle is coming the opposite direction - the the widest tunnel I've ever entered. I would NOT recommend bicycle riders...More

Thank rmcleodx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times and always seem to enjoy approaching from the east, going through the tunnel but getting only teases of glimpses of the main area until you emerge high on the wall overlooking the main canyon. Even if you don’t need...More

Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tunnel brings you to the other side of Zion Park where all the mountains and rocks are completely different, sort of like a melting Dali checkerboard. You sometimes have to wait 10-15 minutes because they make it a one way when RV's need to...More

Thank colonialmist
Reviewed 14 August 2018

It was neat to drive. It's part of the scenic route. Great feat of engineering. Cool but not the best part of the park

Thank Chelsey R
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Great trip! Go in the late afternoon and the traffic will not be as bad. Stop and hike to the overlook it is a fantastic view. You can watch the traffic go into the tunnel.

Thank Max P
Reviewed 5 August 2018

My family and I exited the park this way on the way to Page, AZ. Really cool drive along with the tunnel. I like how the tunnel has openings carved into it to let light in. Checkerboard Mesa is also out this way. Be aware...More

Thank Mikez428
Reviewed 30 July 2018

An amazing tunnel through the mountain, 1.1-mile long, built in 1930. It leads on the other side of the mountain, if exiting Zion on the East side, to the wonderfully scenic Zion-Mount Carmel Highway. There are windows cut in the rock to let light and...More

Thank Bruce W
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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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