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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256
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Saves a lot of time

Part of national park, so even if just passing by, you need to pay. For visitors to national park... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mr_Nobody_1979
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Krakow, Poland
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Put This Tunnel On Your Must Do List!

If you are too wide you will pay $15 to be escorted through the tunnel but I think that's still a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
mikelcesc
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Willoughby, Ohio
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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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Zion National Park, UT
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+1 435-772-3256
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"engineering marvel"
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"cut outs"
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"large vehicle"
in 7 reviews
"motor home"
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"oncoming traffic"
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"solid rock"
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"stop traffic"
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"carmel tunnel"
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"east entrance"
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"mile drive"
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"checkerboard mesa"
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"big horn sheep"
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"both sides"
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"beautiful drive"
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Reviewed 6 days 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 6 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun drive through the tunnel. If large RV's or campers are going through you may have some delays but that is part of the fun.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

The tunnel drive in Zion Park is something to marvel, it is 1.1 miles long carved thru a massive rock. The scenery driving up to the tunnel is fantastic as is the drive on the other side. The tunnel is fun to drive thru, we...More

Thank 707clayg
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The Zion - Mt. Carmel tunnel is 1.1 miles long and is narrow and since there are no lights, except for a couple of large windows, it is very dark. Due to being narrow there are restrictions on the width, length and height of vehicles...More

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I would not hesitate to recommend this exciting drive through excursion - providing you are driving through at the right time of the year! As tunnel was constructed for much smaller vehicles than those driven now, it frequently must be one way traffic only, causing...More

Thank BobbiOnTheRoad
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The scenery on both sides and out of the tunnel window was amazing. We were the last car on one pass and were able to see the sights a little more slowly. Not recommended if you are afraid of heights.

Thank Marty M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Although taller / wider vehicles tie this up and then make it one-way only...the tunnel is super fun for the family to go through. We would have loved more areas to view out of (there are only a handful of "windows") this tunnel's design is...More

Thank Jessica M
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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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