Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway {Wordless Wednesday}


A favorite drive for our family is to the state of Utah and some of its breathtaking National Parks. One of the highlight attractions is the Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel that was built between 1927 and 1930. It’s the longest vehicular tunnel in the U.S. National Park System and is an amazing drive.

A couple of things to remember when driving this route, if you have a large RV be sure to check with the park to see if you will require a guide to get through since this engineering feat was built when vehicles were smaller so both sides of the road must be shut down to allow you to drive up the center of the tunnel. Also, while there are plenty of places to pull off to stretch your legs, take pictures, or just take a break, there are steep banks, turnbacks, and not much in the way of guardrails so take it easy out there.

I hope you enjoy some of the pictures we’ve taken along the way!

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So there you have it, just a taste of the beauty of the region. We hope to drive through Zion and down to the Grand Canyon sometime this summer. I’d love to hear from any folks who have driven that route!

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