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Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, Zion National Park

(4.9/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
offers a scenic driving experience and the opportunity to go through an architectural masterpiece of a tunnel. You'll wind your way through the red rocks along the 40 km (25 mi) long highway, which curves through canyons and cliffs frequently scaled by bighorn sheep. One of the road's most notable features is the 1,711 m (5,613 ft) long, rock-faced tunnel.When it was built in the late 1920s, the tunnel was one of the longest in the United States. You have to pay admission into Zion National Park to drive the road, and an additional fee is required to pass through the tunnel for oversized vehicles. To prevent accidents, park rangers convert traffic to a one-way direction inside the tunnel, allowing large vehicles to pass safely. Plan your visit to Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Zion National Park tour planner.
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  • Succession of curves through a tunnel after checking Mesa. Looks fine, with narrow winding line of sight an big cliffs and views of the distant mountains have totally different looks, is impressed. But I note from the note and driving forward is not so dangerous. Taking it slowly if the trailing car is not recommended.
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  • For us, it is not usual to have to stop the vehicle for the local fauna, transit freely along the road, but we were delighted.
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  • 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.