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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 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Lynette796
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have a car, drive over. The scenery is beautiful and totally worth the drive! The morning seems the best time to head that way, as the afternoons are busy with people coming to town, and the tunnel has controlled openings.

Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a drive that just gets you from here to there. This is a drive where you'll want to stop frequently and explore the magnificent scenery. When you're planning your trip, be sure to allow time for this or you'll really be missing...More

Thank lsarson2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are anywhere close to Zion National Park, you need to visit. Drive or you can park and take a free shuttle. The views are stunning! Native Americans called this area "straight up land" and they are right.....everything is straight up! The tunnel you...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been wanting to take this tour for a long time on my bike. When we discussed a family vacation for this year, we added taking the route through the park on our way to our destination. This is a beautiful ride through the...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing drive, one of the most beautiful we have done. We stopped and did some trails, climbed the mountains and enjoyed the views. The different colors are amazing. The tunnel was fun, with its portholes for fresh air, but a unique view...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Considerable change of scenery as you leave the park. Well worth the drive and lots of photo opts. recommend for familys as our grandkids loved it.

Thank rphrun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highway 9 is a scenic route that is truly eye-popping! You must drive through the town of Springdale to reach the east section of Highway 9. I do wish I had read about the geology of the area beforehand. More amazing even than Yosemite! We...More

Thank Cindy_SunCityWest_AZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is am amazing drive with spectacular scenery, and is worth stopping at the pullouts to check out what vista is visible from the stop.

Thank Pava1
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how navigable is this route by 25 ft RV? Did you see many RV's on this route? How many parking spaces are available at the canyon visitors center?
2 May 2017|
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
If we enter the park along the Zion-Mt Carmel Highway, is there a place to park the car to then ride the shuttle in the park?
23 April 2017|
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Response from rhopper276 | Reviewed this property |
No. You'll have to drive all the way through to the visitor center. That's the only place to park and get the shuttle. Shuttle does not do on Mt. Carmel highway. But it's a BEAUTIFUL dive!
Can you drive this entrance the middle of May ?
18 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