Mt. Carmel Highway Tunnel is a one mile tunnel, blasted out of solid sandstone. It was begun in 1928 and completed in 1930. Visitors still use the tunnel when entering Zion National Park from the east. Large vehicles may require an escort when going through the tunnel.
National Park Service. It is a relatively short hike at roughly 1 mile roundtrip and has an elevation gain of approximately 170 feet. The hike goes along sections with long drop-offs, however most of them are fenced for added safety The Canyon Overlook Hiking Trail in Zion National Park is a rocky uneven hiking trail which ends at a spectacular viewpoint of Pine Creek Canyon and lower Zion Canyon. During the winter time expect to find this trail covered in snow and ice.
ion National Park is home to 69 species of mammals, 208 birds, 29 reptiles, 6 amphibians, and 9 different fish species. Commonly seen animals include mule deer, lizards, and many species of birds. We saw many mule deer while at Zion National Park as well as a ring tail cat while hiking in the evening near Zion Lodge. Bottom-line is make sure to bring your camera with you while hiking here, as you have a great chance of seeing wildlife.
Zion National Park is a beautiful place that is a hikers paradise. It offers a wide range of hiking trails from easy to strenuous. Ashley and I are looking forward to our next visit to Zion National Park. We stayed at the Zion Lodge which we also highly recommend to visitors looking to spend quality time at Zion National Park. Zion Lodge is located along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive (Floor of the Valley Road) in the heart of Zion Canyon.
Rating: Elevation Gain: 170 ft. (Easy), Distance: 1 Mile Roundtrip (Easy).
Time to Complete Hike: 1 hour.
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