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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, Zion National Park
(4.2/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The tunnel is interesting, but I really don't think of it as a tourist attraction. It mostly is a bit of a hindrance when entering the park from the east. We had to wait in line for more than 45 minut...  more »
  • Only one lane of traffic (in one direction) was allowed. Made for a slow go, although one lane in each direction was possible. At least, this way we were able to see mountain goats high above the tunn...  more »
  • According to the staff's "STOP" signs in front of the tunnel and stopped. Alternate way to ask tunnel is normally widened size vehicle is not large so it was. Wait for 5 minutes and leave. Tunnel in the Middle window, is an instant view out.
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