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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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  • Go to haiuei and soon reach into the Carmel tunnel. Not pass here cannot go to Zion Canyon and spnongdale nightlights. No lighting dark tunnel, 1 km run through a little, finally is in the heart of Zion! So no cars running in front in a tunnel and very dark composure in driving.
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  • I don't know why is this any kind of attraction. It is a regular road inside a tunnel and sometimes you have to wait in a queue... 
  • We drove this road in early December as a day trip from Las Vegas. What beauty and stunning natural surroundings! There's a hike right at the end of the tunnel (which was the longest tunnel through a ...  more »