Zion Park Scenic Byway: Hurricane to Mt. Carmel Junction

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Zion National Park

Zion Park Scenic Byway: Hurricane to Mt. Carmel Junction is a 48.1 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.

Distance: 48.1 miles Elevation Gain: 5,390 feet Route Type: Point to Point

kid friendly

scenic driving

views

wildlife

no dogs

scenic driving
2 months ago

Hermosas vistas a zion

A beautiful drive through the heart of Zion National Forest. There’s so many great hikes that are really short for kids and for older adults. Don’t pass this up, it takes no time to drive it and there’s even a hike that’s only 50 yards or meters (I can’t remember which, but it’s SHORT). So beautiful, so many views, even if you stay in the car, but you should get out of course and explore!!!

Fri May 31 2019

Beautiful drive

Sun May 26 2019

Beautiful drive through Zion. Worth doing if visiting from out of town.

hiking
Mon Mar 04 2019

California Condors aren’t rare around the area, bro.

hiking
Mon Mar 04 2019

California Condors aren’t rare around the area, bro.

Thu Oct 11 2018

First time experience coming here and hiking. Love it! Can’t wait to see what’s up ahead.

hiking
Mon Sep 17 2018

We were lucky enough to stay at the lodge during our visit. We caught the first shuttle from the lodge every morning (6:15 am) and were at the trail heads before the crowds rolled in. A wonderful piece of God’s Country that should not be missed.

scenic driving
Tue Aug 15 2017

Loved it! Soo beautiful!

scenic driving
Tue Jun 06 2017

Loved!

scenic driving
Sun Jan 08 2017

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
Fri Nov 04 2016

beautiful Utah scenery....

Mon Oct 17 2016

Definitely going back :-)

scenic driving
Sat Aug 27 2016

Very scenic drive through Zion's.

scenic driving
Tue Apr 19 2016

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

Sat Feb 27 2016

Stunning

Sat Jun 21 2014

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

scenic driving
Fri Mar 14 2014

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

scenic driving
Sun Nov 10 2013

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

scenic driving
Tue May 28 2013

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

scenic driving
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