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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

Zion National Park, UT
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Tunnel vision!

Imagine a long tunnel through the mountain, with windows carved in to allow you to check out the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ontario, Canada
Long dark tunnel

Its a tunnel. Fun to drive through. They only let vehicles through one direction at a time, but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dan M
Calgary, Canada
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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%
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Imagine a long tunnel through the mountain, with windows carved in to allow you to check out the scenery. Quite an engineering marvel. Its too bad you cannot stop along the way to admire the view from the openings. The tunnel connects, on both sides,...More

1  Thank 448andyk
Reviewed 3 days ago

Its a tunnel. Fun to drive through. They only let vehicles through one direction at a time, but beautiful views to look at while you are waiting. Gets you to more beautiful Zion views.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I would have remember to film, The tunnel is a bought a mile long and has several opening along the way were it is not permitted to stop.All verticals between (11'4" & 13'1") tall and (7'10" &13"1") wide must purchase a permit at...More

Thank Nilopedro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tunnel is a little longer than one mile and was constructed in 1930. The effort to create this masterpiece, which allows access to the Park from the East entrance, must have been a incredible effort considering the equipment available at the time.

Thank Len T R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family loved every minute of this GORGEOUS drive. Worth stopping at the Overlook trail (& watching bighorn). As at all national parks, we're glad to carry water, sunblock, snacks & rollup broad-brim hats.

Thank LauraHav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved driving this section of highway. Saw big horn sheep, mule deer. Definitely was not expecting the series of switchbacks that take you to the Canyon floor. Magnificent drive.

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 6 August 2017

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

Thank summerluvn
Reviewed 1 August 2017 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 20 July 2017

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
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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