Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, Zion National Park

4.2
#4 of 6 in Scenic Drive in Zion National Park
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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  • Take the tunnel road. Incredibly how they were able to cut this tunnel through the mountain. It is a natural wonder itself. It makes such a magical entrance into Zion. Have fun  more »
  • We loved our drive through the tunnel, and then learned about its history from our friends at Zion Ponderosa. It is a marvel of human engineering and natural wonder. Worth the few minutes we waited...  more »

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