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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, Zion National Park

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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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  • To Zion from East to West or vice versa via the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway you need through this long tunnel which is more than a mile long and also quite narrow. Campers with larger dimensions, the Entrance a permit from 15 $ to buy through the tunnel. Supposedly should free up a ranger the tunnel so that the middle of the lane through the tunnel can. In both cases there was so much traffic that we could connect in the row. Cars pay nothing and campers, what with us a little strange happened to. Zion is so busy what visitors that a free passage through the tunnel is no longer possible. Campers may not for 8:00 am through the tunnel and after 6 pm or 8 pm depending on the time of year.
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  • We almost didn't take the tunnel because of some negative reviews but I'm so glad we did. It's not so much the tunnel but what's on the other(east) side of Zion. The scenery is so amazing and quite di...  more »
  • A long tunnel dug into the rock, a crossing of 2 impressive minutes, provide a bit of a wait because the rangers are the circulation to regulate and especially for large vehicles. You take coming from Kanab.
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