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Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, Zion National Park

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Scenic Drive
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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  • Coming from the East Entrance is the first on the right photo opportunity checkerboard Mesa. Definitely worth a stop. After the first tunnel which is not as long, you all soon at the second. Right before that is a parking lot. From here you walk to the tunnel and start the Canyon Overlook Trail. Really a highlight. Are you the tunnel by then follows a set of hairpin bends that you go to the Visitor Center. These hairpins are on their way to admire, but also from the end of the Canyon Overlook Trail. A nice taste what you in Zion. Are you with a motorhome then you pay 15 $ for the passage through the tunnel. Bit screwy, cars should also be in line for the connected at the tunnel and pay nothing. It is so busy in Zion that you always have to wait for the tunnel. Please note, campers can not for 8:00 pm through this tunnel.
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  • This is the way to enter Zion National Park! Although well traveled, a must see. Beautiful rock formations and a very enjoyable overlook trail.  more »
  • Wow, going up the switchbacks at Zion are something not to be missed. The view from the top is fantastic. If there is space, stop at any turn-outs and enjoy the view. The tunnel though the mountain is...  more »