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One of the challenges in a tunnel that is a mile long relates to engine exhaust fumes.....there... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
Narrow, Often One Way

This is a long tunnel and is necessary to use it to enter/exit Zion NP from the east. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bluffton, 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.
Zion National Park, UT
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the challenges in a tunnel that is a mile long relates to engine exhaust fumes.....there were 3 openings in the tunnel (that we saw) and we did not experience any smells. On the return trip (heading back west) they had the tunnel going...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a long tunnel and is necessary to use it to enter/exit Zion NP from the east. There are several windows in the tunnel. When any RVs or wide vehicles go through the tunnel, they close the highway to one lane. Wait times can...More

Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

A marvel of engineering, but now that you cannot stop and look out of the arches it is essentially just a tunnel through a mountain. There was a one-way traffic system in operation when we were there which led to major delays and traffic build...More

1  Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually got to drive thru the tunnel several times. The checkerboard mesa was cool to see along with the Canyon Trail hike.

Thank Slidersue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Mt Carmel down into Zion national park. On the way down we came through this amazing tunnel, built just inside of the deep and vertical steep mountain wall. A bit scary.

1  Thank Carl-Henrik P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being someone who loves mountain tunnels, this one was great. The few arch windows along the way were unexpected and cool.

Thank Bobby L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling from Zion to the Grnad canyon took us through the Zion-Mt Carmel tunnel. We had to wait until the oncoming group passed, but the view was fantastic during the wait. Just don't expect to approach and drive right through.

Thank krajj2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you just drive thru and turn around and come back it is an amazing driving. It is totally dark and every now and then there are windows cut out in the rocks to let in a little sunlight. This is an amazing drive...More

Thank doodlebugakj
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took this route from Zion to Bruce. Execllent views with many switchbacks driving through the mountains.

Thank Mike r
Reviewed September 15, 2018

The roadway connecting Bryce Canyon National Park to the highway passes through thee Mt.Carmel Tunnel. It is over a mile long and traffic has to alternate directions as it can only proceed one way.

Thank Peter F
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August 3, 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
February 26, 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