Driving into Zion National Park from the east, we unexpectedly came across the tunnel. As you drive through it, there are "windows" every few hundred yards that give you a glimpse of what's to come. Our kids get excited about tunnels wherever we are, and this exceptionally long tunnel made a unique and fun way to enter the park. Emerging... 更多
Coming into Zion from the east, halfway into the park, you arrive at the Zion tunnel. The tunnel, built in the 30's was designed for much narrower vehicles, so even though the tunnel is 2 way, there are traffic control points at both ends. Trucks or large trailers or motor homes must check in a pay a $15.00 fee, then... 更多
This is quite a long tunnel you need to enter the park this way. When there are RVs needing to go through they only fit one way, so the rest of the traffic needs to wait. Allow time for this trip. Brilliant views all the way along this road and worth-while stop off points for views or hikes.
If you want to go from Zion to Bryce - you are going thru this tunnel - so just be prepared. I think it would be most exciting to do it from Zion to Bryce - you would climb, climb and then climb some more. We did it the other way - going down, down, and down. Since we had... 更多
The tunnel itself is fascinating because it has a number of large windows allowing quick glimpses of the main canyon. In addition to the tunnel itself, the terrain on either side is fabulous.
Watching the movie about the creation of the tunnel, even though the danger was downplayed, was really amazing. That highway is an absolute marvel and, now having gone back and forth, saw different things each way that stood out even more.