Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, Zion National Park
Categories: Scenic Drives, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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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My wife and I had only a short time in Zion and it deserved a much longer visit. There are two entrances to the Park: from the south at the touristy town of Springdale, UT, and from the east on the Zi... read more »
Невероятно живописная дорога - можно останавливаться на фото через каждые 10 метров. Конечно, проехать по дороге не то же самое, что сходить на хайк, но виды по пути доставляют)))An incredibly scenic drive-you can stop at the photo every 10 meters. Of course, travel by road is not the same as go Haik, but kind of on the road delivering)))show original
If you have a park pass for hiking in the main canyon, you can use this to drive up past the museum shuttle stop and then take 9 to the east side of the park and tunnel. It's a really pretty drive and... read more »
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