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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

Zion National Park, UT
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Very Cool

To get to the east side of the park you have to go through this mile long tunnel that can fit 2... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Laurel, Maryland
Over a mile long

Our family really enjoyed this part of the drive. We had to wait awhile to go through but it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 4 days ago

To get to the east side of the park you have to go through this mile long tunnel that can fit 2 normal cars at once but if a RV or other large vehicle is coming it turns into 1 way for awhile so you...More

Thank hagemannj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family really enjoyed this part of the drive. We had to wait awhile to go through but it was fun.

Thank summerluvn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The darkest tunnel I have been in. It's impressive and worth the drive through and thankfully the rangers regulate traffic so only one lane at a time.

1  Thank Karlina C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove through this tunnel on our way to the Escalante from Hurricane after our visiting to the Zion NP. The tunnel is quite long and dark inside. Before driving in, the officer will give you a stick, and you may hand it to the...More

1  Thank Tan Q
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Make sure you Duck! The tunnel is 1.1 miles long and it's dark. It's a tunnel! What did you expect?!?

Thank Rich B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Part of the scenic drive and impressive engineering amidst beautiful mountain landscapes. Very much worth your while.

Thank ChrBrd
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The tunnel is a section of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway which passes through the towering eastern wall of Zion canyon, allowing convenient travel from main canyon area to the eastern side of Zion National Park. This tunnel was constructed between 1927-1930 and is 1.1 miles...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The tunnel itself is 1.1 miles long, with 5 cutouts/windows (very helpful since the tunnel is otherwise unlit). There often are lengthy waits, since larger vehicles require the rangers to run traffic in only one direction at a time. Along the way on both sides...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Great scenic drive. Magnificent arch on the ascent. The tunnel, with cutouts for view, is a great feat of engineering. Be prepared, at times, due to the height of modern buses, there is only one way traffic so you may have to wait awhile for...More

1  Thank Kate B
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This tunnel which was built early in the 20th century is iconic in Zion NP. After traversing several switchbacks out of the canyon you reach the tunnel. It is very dark with no interior lighting. Occasionally there are windows that look out into the canyon...More

Thank Mmarymomm
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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
26 February 2016|
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