Zion Park Scenic Byway: Hurricane to Mt. Carmel Junction

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Zion Park Scenic Byway: Hurricane to Mt. Carmel Junction is a 47.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near La Verkin, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
47.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8494 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

scenic driving

views

wildlife

scenic driving
2 months ago

Loved it! Soo beautiful!

2 months ago

scenic driving
4 months ago

Loved!

scenic driving
7 months ago

scenic driving
9 months ago

I love driving in from Mt. Carmel Junction on Route 9 and entering the park at the less crowded east entrance...then making your way past Checkerboard Mesa and the gorgeous back country before coming through the tunnel and down into the main canyon by way of the switchbacks. Springdale is a beautiful and fun small town to explore just outside the south entrance. And the drive from there to Hurricane is very scenic as well. I am 99% sure we saw a rare California Condor fly directly over us on this last leg of the drive!

scenic driving
11 months ago

beautiful Utah scenery....

Monday, October 17, 2016

Definitely going back :-)

scenic driving
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Very scenic drive through Zion's.

scenic driving
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The tunnel is old and VERY dark but it's absolutely stunning and the best way to drive through Zion

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Stunning

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Pretty drive through Zion National Park. The tunnels along the way are really cool.

scenic driving
Friday, March 14, 2014

One of the best scenic drives in the USA, probably the world. Keep an eye out for bighorn sheep.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Be sure to go on a short hike east of the tunnel for a great view of the Park

scenic driving
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

This is Utah route 9, going thru Zion's 1.1 mile tunnel, and out thru the east entrance. Great views!