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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, Zion National Park

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#4 of 6 in Scenic Drive in Zion National Park
Scenic Drive · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • We took the scenic drive on RT. 9, heading out of Zion leading us through the impressive Mt. Carmel Tunnel! We were fortunate enough to find a parking spot near the Canyon Overlook Trail, which I...  more »
  • The Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel is part of the scenic drive. You don't see much but it is still cool driving through the tunnel.  more »
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