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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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  • we took this tunnel on our way to Bryce NP and about 5 pm , was stop - for what ? we weren't sure - maybe construction - but I think the tunnel was only 1 way ? if I remember right ? wide enough for 2...  more »
  • It is a necessary evil or delight depending on when you make the attempt ... the height of tourist season, you may wait up to 30 minutes to pass through the tunnel due to oversize campers and trucks t...  more »
  • We passed through this tunnel many times while staying at Zion Lodge and canyoneering some of the nearby canyons. Each time, we wondered how they controlled the one-way traffic. A local guide told us ...  more »