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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

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Address: Zion National Park, UT

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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Wow...the tunnel is an amazing structure..there is await for buses and RV..we did not have to wait long maybe 6 minute ...its a nice time to take in the sights

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Wow...the tunnel is an amazing structure..there is await for buses and RV..we did not have to wait long maybe 6 minute ...its a nice time to take in the sights

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Stunning View! Be sure and take this scenic route when entering Zion National Park! The tunnel is cool, but way more cool are the stunning views when you exit and get to see the stunning views of Zion Canyon! God's creations are amazing!

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

If you are into tunnels, this one is great - one mile long through solid mountain, the views out the four ventilation windows are spectacular (just don't stop on the road). You will have to wait up to 15 minutes if a bus or RV is coming the opposite way as they are required to drive in the middle of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

The tunnel gets an "average" rating simply because it is not really an "attraction" in and of itself - you drive through it. It certainly is amazing how it was constructed and it is very impressive, but you unfortunately do not have the ability to explore it, as you are limited to driving through it. The tunnel is one of... More 

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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

When you get a chance to drive a tunnel of this length and magnitude that was carved out of solid rock, well that a big WOW!. Started in 1927, it took 3 years to complete the mile long tunnel, It is incredible to consider the engineering and mining expertise needed to think the idea up, and then to do it,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

This was and is great unless there's an accident or traffic is bad; then it gets backed up and you might sit in a queu for a good 30-45 minutes. But its the only way in and out, so what are you going to do! If its not busy, you can slow way down as you pass the "windows."

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

It is a long, dark and fascinating tunnel with few sources of natural light. Areas supplying the light also immediately stream in the views. They break the monotony of the tunnel. For me it was an example of quite interesting engineering idea. I enjoyed the experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

We were under the impression that everyone had to pay to go through the tunnel, but when we got there the ranger gave us a stick and asked us to give it to the ranger on the other side. We realized we were the last car and they were holding everyone behind us up until some campers got through on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

The tunnel isn't particularly long by European standards but it is very dark and that in itself felt quite strange. It is an amazing engineering feat that they were able to put this in this location. We arrived at the entrance to the tunnel just before 9.45am and didn't have to wait at all. On the way out of the... More 

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Twillingate, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

During our 2 night stay we drove through the tunnel 3 times! The first time driving the switchbacks is a little scary. One evening we saw an elk and another evening we were caught in a thunder and lightening storm. The heavy rain created waterfalls over the mountains - awesome


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