Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, Zion National Park

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offers a scenic driving experience and the opportunity to go through an architectural masterpiece of a tunnel. You'll wind your way through the red rocks along the 40 km (25 mi) long highway, which curves through canyons and cliffs frequently scaled by bighorn sheep. One of the road's most notable features is the 1,711 m (5,613 ft) long, rock-faced tunnel.When it was built in the late 1920s, the tunnel was one of the longest in the United States. You have to pay admission into Zion National Park to drive the road, and an additional fee is required to pass through the tunnel for oversized vehicles. To prevent accidents, park rangers convert traffic to a one-way direction inside the tunnel, allowing large vehicles to pass safely. With our custom trip planner, Zion National Park attractions like Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This road is beautiful, except that the tunnel is closed for renovation. So we have to bypass the whole Park by the forest to the North to go to the East segment which I think is worth the detour, the East is absolutely breathtaking! Count PSR for several hours if you arrive from Vegas to bypass the Park.
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  • As others have posted the tunnel is closed for much needed repairs. We decided to make the most of the revised itinerary. I mean, who wants to simply drive along Route 15? We left Zion after breakfast...  more »

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