Zion National Park: Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel

The 1.1 mile Zion-Mount Carmel tunnel was completed in 1930 to provide a direct route from Zion to Bryce. We passed through it early in the morning as we set out for Bryce Canyon and waved goodbye to Zion National Park.

Location: Mount Carmel Hwy, Hurricane, UT 84737

Designation: National Park

Date designated/established: 1930

Date of my visit: April 12, 2017

10 thoughts on “Zion National Park: Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel

  1. I would have loved to ride my bicycle downhill all the way on that highway, when we’ll be there in September, but unfortunately the tunnel is off-limits to bicyclists.

    1. There’s barely room in the tunnel for modern vehicles and it’s pitch black for most of the way. Cycling through it would be very dangerous. I’m sure there are plenty of other places to ride….the whole area is gorgeous

      1. I know about the dangers there, and I will definitely not ride through the tunnel. Thanks for the warning with the details.
        Have a wonderful Sunday,

  2. What a sight to behold! That’s one of the pleasures I derive from travelling- – – all the amazing views that await us! ❤️

  3. It’s not too bad going through the tunnel when they restrict it to one lane. A bit scary, though, when there’s a motorhome coming at you during two way traffic.

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