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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel

Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256
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The beauty of the landscape outweighs the tunnel

The tunnel feels longer than its 1.1 miles. One way traffic control was applied when we passed it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arn E
Stockholm, Sweden
Kinda cool

It's a tunnel it's pretty cool, not sure if it's an attraction in itself. If your in an RV you pay... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Keegan P
via mobile
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A spectacular entry into Zion National Park that consists of a 1.1-mile long tunnel and a highway that slowly winds down from a high plateau.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tunnel feels longer than its 1.1 miles. One way traffic control was applied when we passed it. Ques are to be expected, and the feeling inside the tunnel is somewhat claustrophobic. Apart from that, this approach to Zion National Park is the most beautiful....More

Thank Arn E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a tunnel it's pretty cool, not sure if it's an attraction in itself. If your in an RV you pay $15 to use it because the need to stop traffic so you can drive in the center of the road.

Thank Keegan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with all of Zion National Park, this was crowded and is single lane only. This means a long wait at either end before getting into the tunnel. There is no stopping at the view windows while driving through, so it is really not an...More

Thank Frank-Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I camped in Virgin for a few days...hiked in Zion and took a short trip on the Mt. Carmel Hwy. We were amazed by the beauty, the textures and colors. I do have a fear of heights...but I made it just fine....More

Thank Nikki B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2 tunnels. One shorter than the other. Dark car tunnel. But it leads you out to some nice views at the end of the tunnel. No stopping allowed.

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We waited about 45 minutes to get to even start through the tunnel. After that it was not very pleasant. In most tunnels there are ceiling lights which give you some "breathing room." Not so here. It was dark and the air was a little...More

Thank gsm1121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing part of the Zion Mt-Carmel Highway experience. You must travel through this tunnel to get to the park only if you enter through the east entrance. We came in from Springdale, but made a special trip just to experience the beautiful scenery before and...More

1  Thank spitzy135
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The 1.1 mile drive through the tunnel is definitely exciting. It's pitch dark except where "windows" were blasted out. These provide wonderful views as the Canyon progressively narrows. Beyond the tunnel are great vistas of layered rock.

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

When people talk about a tunnel they don't expect one that is a few miles long and at a steep angle. This is the way to enter the park for the first time. Just stunning

Thank OldNavy1961
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

If you like waiting for an hour to pass thru the tunnel one way because it's so outdated it can't accommodate big motor homes or similar, then good for you. Personally I would rather spend that time in the Park.

1  Thank Linnbada
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4 August 2016|
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Response from Leitrim P | Reviewed this property |
firstly, do you mean Zion vs Bryce? if you mean to start at Bryce, you avoid the tunnel if you stay on 89, its a 5 hr drive to the grand canyon village on the southern ridge. if you start at Zion and want to avoid the... More
27 February 2016|
Response from Leitrim P | Reviewed this property |
if you have a personal car, no. if you have a larger vehicle its a $15 fee. larger then 11 feet in height or 7 feet wide. you receive and pay for the permit at the tunnel entrance, whether you are heading into Zion or out... More