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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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  • From the Canyon Junction, inside the Park of Zion, we head east to get to Mount Carmel Highway. This is not a freeway, but the outgoing stretch from Zion Park is not passable either on foot, or by bicycle, or with heavy vehicles because there are tunnels. The road is panoramic and offers beautiful views.
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  • A beautiful place that has become overcrowded almost always, and with foolish tourists parking all along both sides of the very Narrow HWY to get photos or to hike, the rangers are overwhelmed and try...  more »
  • 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...  more »