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This scenic highway offers interesting curves and tunnels.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
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“beautiful drive” (44 reviews)
“east entrance” (33 reviews)
Zion National Park, UT

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed in St. George and drove to Zion National Park. It’s less than an hours drive. The mt. Carmel highway drive was breath taking. We oooed and ahhhed the whole time. The tunnel was fun and had several large window openings to let in...More

Thank Jenzie59
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was another way to get a taste of Zion beauty. The ride takes you east out of the park toward Mount Carmel Junction and on to Kanab. This was a good option to avoid the tedious construction going through Springdale and heading home. There...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you're not entering or exiting the canyon via this route it's definitely worth taking the drive up here and as you've time taking some of the shorter hikes which are accessible from the various pull outs and parking areas.

Thank Henry T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent our first day in Utah in Bryce Canyon. On our drive back to St. George, we decided to take the scenic route on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. The scenery was beautiful but probably the best moment of our vacation was when we emerged...More

1  Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Very scenic drive and great places to pull over park and explore. We found our own mini versions of "The Narrows" and "The Wave"

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This it's the perfect 👌🏻 introduce to the Zion.... if you start here you can say: "Wao, so gorgeous"

Thank Daniela B
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Very scenic, and a marvel of highway engineering. The tunnels are amazing and the switchbacks down into the canyon having stunning views. Take your time.

1  Thank MTRose
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This was one of the most senic stretches of highway we have ever driven and started our National Park obsession. Watch out watch for wildlife if driving at night.

1  Thank Nathen B
Reviewed 8 December 2017

A beautiful drive through this National Park. Well maintained highway and many viewpoint opportunities.

Thank Athan S
Reviewed 18 November 2017

You can drive your car along this spectacular scenic road. At Canyon Junction you can stop and see the Virgin River. Stop at Canyon Overlook and take the trail to see spectacular views. Just after you drive through a mountain tunnel. Stop every chance you...More

Thank jfarlam
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24 November 2017|
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Response from Ian and Helen S | Reviewed this property |
You can see the Arch from the drive down into the canyon from the tunnel. Some good pull-ins to view it, or the drive down the switchbacks is so slow (good) that you can simply view it from the car. Cannot help with the gps... More
2 May 2017|
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Response from rhopper276 | Reviewed this property |
Many RV's for sure. There is a tunnel so you might want to check height restrictions. I don't recall the max. Visitors center has lots of parking but even on a week day in late Oct it was almost full. I can't imagine what it... More
Ginger H
23 April 2017|
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Response from ANNIEPG | Reviewed this property |
These are 2 different routes. Park at the visitors center to take the shuttle on THAT route through the park. The visitors center lot fills up very early in the morning and alternative parking is along the streets in the... More