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.

Distance: 47.8 miles Elevation Gain: 6,709 feet Route Type: Point to Point

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

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no dogs

7 months ago

Beautiful drive

7 months ago

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

Thu Oct 11 2018

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

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.

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Tue Aug 15 2017

Loved it! Soo beautiful!

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Tue Jun 06 2017


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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!

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Fri Nov 04 2016

beautiful Utah scenery....

Mon Oct 17 2016

Definitely going back :-)

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Sat Aug 27 2016

Very scenic drive through Zion's.

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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


Sat Jun 21 2014

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

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Fri Mar 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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Sun Nov 10 2013

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

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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!

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Sun Mar 19 2017