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Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway

Zion National Park, UT
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This scenic highway offers interesting curves and tunnels.
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This drive was amazing. The scenery on one side of the tunnel is completely different from the other. I wish we had more time to explore the hiking trails in this area of the park

Thank azsuma
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This highway is a great way to come into the park from the eastern side. This well traveled highway give you incredible views of the canyons, but ask the driver to keep their eyes on the winding roads.

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

One of the most amamzing drives of my life. We were driving from Bryce canyon to Springfield and after entering the Zion national park the scenic mountains just took our breath away.At every turn you feel like pulling over and taking photographs. The tunnel is...More

1  Thank M-Dasgupta
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Came here from a business trip to Las Vegas, so was great to be in nature and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Very nice drive, but can be crowded -- highly recommended!

Thank ChrBrd
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway transects Zion National Park from the south to the eastern entrance and is a remarkable stretch of road to travel during your time in the park. Traveling east, past Canyon Junction, you quickly begin a series of switchbacks that ascend the...More

3  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Top 10 roads you can drive in the USA. In the running for the most dramatic. For 20 miles is just takes you breath away.

Thank TwoBostonTravellers
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We came from Bryce Canyon and got to experience a very beautiful landscape and the tunnel. People on the side of the road were chaotic at times, so be careful

Thank Gerard P
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Clouds arrived just as we did with the strong winds indicating that as storm was coming. Photos were unique with the ominous storm clouds. When we got through the tunnel, we saw golden eagles and condors soaring on the winds. Seeing the spires of the...More

Thank nycebh
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Note: The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway should not be confused with the Zion Canyon Road, where the shuttle runs. The shuttle does not run on the Zion-Mt. Carmel highway, which is at the east entrance of the park. This 14 mile stretch of highway is one...More

2  Thank Lynette796
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I've never been on a stretch of road quite like it. From the park entrance to the visitor center, there's one unique natural wonder after another. The drive down the canyon right after the tunnel is a little crazy, but not nearly as bad as...More

Thank Tim M
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1 May 2017|
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Response from rhopper276 | Reviewed this property |
Many RV's for sure. There is a tunnel so you might want to check height restrictions. I don't recall the max. Visitors center has lots of parking but even on a week day in late Oct it was almost full. I can't imagine what it... More
Ginger H
22 April 2017|
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Response from UtahDaytripper | Reviewed this property |
Glad you got to see the park, as it is so overcrowded thanks to Utah over branding it, very soon you will have to make reservations to see it...too bad, Zion is lost
17 March 2017|
Response from jepartri | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!! It is accessible year round!! We have a vacation home on east entrance of Zion Nat'l Park and go there in winter