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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256
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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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“large vehicle” (8 reviews)
“cut outs” (10 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
"large vehicle"
in 8 reviews
"cut outs"
in 10 reviews
"motor home"
in 6 reviews
"oncoming traffic"
in 7 reviews
"stop traffic"
in 8 reviews
"carmel tunnel"
in 11 reviews
"east entrance"
in 13 reviews
"checkerboard mesa"
in 10 reviews
"mile drive"
in 5 reviews
"scenic route"
in 5 reviews
"big horn sheep"
in 7 reviews
"both sides"
in 8 reviews
"switch backs"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 7 reviews
"amazing views"
in 7 reviews
"openings"
in 30 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 chelseyrobb
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must do this! It is an engineering marvel and great views, for passengers. I picked up a book about the construction of the tunnel and I am so amazed that in the late 1920's and with only 2 deaths this marvel was constructed. I...More

Thank DisneyFan30
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Jafar z
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank DL P
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank PMQuestions
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 July 2018

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

Thank jdck
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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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