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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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  • You cn drive through here on your own in Winter months. No need then to wait for the shuttle. Dark but there are views through a few openings in the rock face. Quite amazing!  more »
  • The passage through the tunnel is governed by the one-way system. It is pretty tight for larger vehicles such as motorhomes. The absolute best part is not the tunnel but the access roads before or after the tunnel on the great, winding route with red lining. Go, go, enjoy and dream long of the experiences.
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  • We almost missed this feature, since we weren't sure whether the tunnel drive actually was part of the park. But a friendly staff person in the visitor center talked us into going, and we're so glad w...  more »