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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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We almost missed this feature, since we weren't sure whether the tunnel drive actually was part of the park. But a friendly staff person in the visitor center talked us into... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We almost missed this feature, since we weren't sure whether the tunnel drive actually was part of the park. But a friendly staff person in the visitor center talked us into going, and we're so glad we did! It's amazing to think that the road and tunnels were completed in the 1930s, and they're in such great shape today. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What's to say...it's a long tunnel. We drove it three times, once entering the park, and then to go on a hike to the overlook trail.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Zion-Mt. Carmel highway features two tunnels. These tunnels were dug through deep stone mountains and are lit within by windows cut through to the face of the rock cliffs. The longer 1.1 mile Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel is a very impressive one. Driving this tunnel is like you are driving in total darkness. The only lights available are the lights... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I don't know why is this any kind of attraction. It is a regular road inside a tunnel and sometimes you have to wait in a queue...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We drove this road in early December as a day trip from Las Vegas. What beauty and stunning natural surroundings! There's a hike right at the end of the tunnel (which was the longest tunnel through a mountain I've ever driven through!) that was pretty scary for this girl afraid of heights but SO worth doing. The smells, the sights,... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The tunnel is interesting, but I really don't think of it as a tourist attraction. It mostly is a bit of a hindrance when entering the park from the east. We had to wait in line for more than 45 minutes when we used the tunnel in October to enter the park. I'm sure it can be worse during other... More 

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Chino Valley, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 29 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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 10 November 2016

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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