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Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, Zion National Park
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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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  • I had visited Zion back in 2005 but arrived from Vegas so we never went to the western part of the park where this is located. I had no idea it exsisted until we drove from Bryce Canyon to Zion this y...  more »
  • The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway or route 9 from the East Entrance of the Zion park to the South Entrance is one of if not the most spectacular drives in American - bar none ! Or in reverse. The rock for...  more »
  • We spent the day in Zion Canyon and drove this route to get to our next overnight stop at the Buffalo Bungalow in Glendale.The route includes a tunnel, a good few hairpin bends and some really picture...  more »