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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, Zion National Park

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Scenic Drive Tourist Spot
Designed to link a few of the country's most famous national parks, Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel still serves today as a convenient shortcut through otherwise-solid rock. Finished in 1930, the 1.7 km (1.1 mi) tunnel provides you with access to the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon directly from Zion National Park. Drive through the tunnel and you'll emerge on the other side from a solid rock face, chiseled out of the mountain itself. Keep in mind that larger vehicles must give prior notice to the tunnel operators, as they can only run through the tunnel at certain organized times. Make Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel a centerpiece of your Zion National Park vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Zion National Park holiday planner.
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  • Great scenic drive. Magnificent arch on the ascent. The tunnel, with cutouts for view, is a great feat of engineering. Be prepared, at times, due to the height of modern buses, there is only one way t...  more »
  • This tunnel which was built early in the 20th century is iconic in Zion NP. After traversing several switchbacks out of the canyon you reach the tunnel. It is very dark with no interior lighting. Occa...  more »
  • After driving what seems like forever of switch backs and sharp turns on a rod with little or no guardrails, you come to the tunnel. Large campers, buses and vans need to be escorted and the traffic i...  more »