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Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway

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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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This scenic highway offers interesting curves and tunnels.

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Mesmerizing Drive

Fantastic ride through engineering marvels, awesome land formations, thrilling turns and scenic vistas into the finger canyons and slots. Pull offs on the road to hike a river... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Livermore, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic ride through engineering marvels, awesome land formations, thrilling turns and scenic vistas into the finger canyons and slots. Pull offs on the road to hike a river bottom into amazing, slot canyons or up the sandstone hills. We drove late afternoons after hiking the main trails of the park to enjoy the light sculpting the formations.

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This offshoot from Zion NP provides beautiful views, the 1.1 mile tunnel with cutouts providing natural light, and a mountain with a checkerboard pattern surface. We turned around when we reached the east entrance gate and drove back through the tunnel, giving us the reverse view. It is a great trip!

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Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place that has become overcrowded almost always, and with foolish tourists parking all along both sides of the very Narrow HWY to get photos or to hike, the rangers are overwhelmed and try to ticket these stupid people, but it's all gone way too far, you end up having to drive in the center double yellow line to... More 

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Bowen Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove the road to Mt Carmel although we turned back once we realized we had done the tunnels and there was just a long drive after that. The main tunnel is very dark and narrow and there are limits to driving it in the busy season. We were glad to be there during a quiet part of the year.

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We almost didn't go this route, since we weren't sure whether it was part of Zion. We're so glad we took a chance and drove there anyway! The scenery is stunning, even on a cold and rainy day. It seems like every corner produces new views. We'll definitely be back again and again!

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This place is incredible from the moment you enter the park! The enormous mountains as you enter are just breathtaking and leave you in awe as you look all around you. Once you go through the tunnel and you see a few "teaser" Windows, it does not prepare you for the grandiose scenery you are about to encounter. We came... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This road gets you to the Canyon Overlook Trail, and the highway is an adventure in itself! Cut through the side of a sheer, giant mountain face, it's an engineering tunnel marvel. Be sure and hike the Canyon Overlook Trail so you can look across the valley and see just where you drove.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway is the shortest, the most scenic, and the most crowded highway we have driven. With switchbacks, slickrock, and stunning views, the highway has numerous spots where you can pull off the road for photos, a short hike, or half day exploration. We had entered Zion-Mount Carmel Highway from the west as well as from the east. No... More 

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Ocean, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Take time to do this drive when visiting Zion. Not the main attraction but well worth the time to see the other side of the park and amazing scenery.

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The Zion – Mount Carmel Highway is a 25 mi long road in Utah in the USA, with a 1.1 mile long tunnel. The road runs from the entrance to Zion eastward to Mount Carmel Junction with US 89. Road was constructed by 1930 and it was a great feat of engineering, in my imagination some what like building the... More 

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