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Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway

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Address: Zion National Park, UT

This scenic highway offers interesting curves and tunnels.

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Long dark tunnels

We drove the road to Mt Carmel although we turned back once we realized we had done the tunnels and there was just a long drive after that. The main tunnel is very dark and narrow... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Bowen Island, Canada
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Bowen Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove the road to Mt Carmel although we turned back once we realized we had done the tunnels and there was just a long drive after that. The main tunnel is very dark and narrow and there are limits to driving it in the busy season. We were glad to be there during a quiet part of the year.

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost didn't go this route, since we weren't sure whether it was part of Zion. We're so glad we took a chance and drove there anyway! The scenery is stunning, even on a cold and rainy day. It seems like every corner produces new views. We'll definitely be back again and again!

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is incredible from the moment you enter the park! The enormous mountains as you enter are just breathtaking and leave you in awe as you look all around you. Once you go through the tunnel and you see a few "teaser" Windows, it does not prepare you for the grandiose scenery you are about to encounter. We came... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This road gets you to the Canyon Overlook Trail, and the highway is an adventure in itself! Cut through the side of a sheer, giant mountain face, it's an engineering tunnel marvel. Be sure and hike the Canyon Overlook Trail so you can look across the valley and see just where you drove.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway is the shortest, the most scenic, and the most crowded highway we have driven. With switchbacks, slickrock, and stunning views, the highway has numerous spots where you can pull off the road for photos, a short hike, or half day exploration. We had entered Zion-Mount Carmel Highway from the west as well as from the east. No... More 

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Ocean, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Take time to do this drive when visiting Zion. Not the main attraction but well worth the time to see the other side of the park and amazing scenery.

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The Zion – Mount Carmel Highway is a 25 mi long road in Utah in the USA, with a 1.1 mile long tunnel. The road runs from the entrance to Zion eastward to Mount Carmel Junction with US 89. Road was constructed by 1930 and it was a great feat of engineering, in my imagination some what like building the... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I took that route to go to Page. It was super. Very nice views and lots of animals around the street :)

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Took this route from Springdale on route to Bryce. Beautiful scenery both before and after the tunnel. As you leave the tunnel there is a small carpark immediately on your right, park up and cross the road for a great hike and big horned goats.

Thank Dee G
Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I consider this drive a must see in Zion. Beautiful all around. Scenery before the tunnel and after the tunnel are different - unique and beautiful. We drove from Zion to Bryce and this part of the drive was magnificent.

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