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. Using our world travel planner, Zion National Park attractions like Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you're not entering or exiting via this route then take the detour to experience it. The tunnel is an amazing feat in itself but the views from even the road on ether side are amazing too.  more »
  • When you emerge from this tunnel headed west bound prepare to be amazed at the towering cliffs of Zion.  more »
  • Its a wonderful tunnel built by blasting the sandstone. Its a 1.1 mile long and narrow 2 lane. Rangers control the traffic on either ends. Delay is expected as there is restrictions for large vehicles...  more »

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