Zion – Mt. Carmel Tunnel

See that hole in the mountain? (Middle of the pic toward the bottom) That’s a window in the tunnel. Yes, there is a tunnel that goes right through the mountain! Pretty amazing.

View from my car window.

Entrance to the tunnel. Can you believe what man is capable of creating? Seriously, there’s a tunnel through the mountains…amazing!

That’s one of the windows in the tunnel. There is no lighting in the tunnel except those couple of windows and the front and rear entrance. I was praying that our headlights would not fail us! This tunnel was completed in 1930, and at the time was the longest of it’s type in the United States. It is 1.1 miles long.

As we exited the tunnel, there were more incredible mountains to view from both sides and in front. Of course, I had to look back to see what we’d just come through.

We were lucky enough to feast our eyes on some more wildlife. We watched this bighorn sheep for a while.

In this photo, you can see the rear of a bighorn and two sheep lying down to his right.

We went a bit farther down the road and saw this bighorn sheep. He seemed unbothered by our watching him.

This looks like it might be the beginning of an arch in that mountain.

I love the colors of the rock formations in the mountains and canyons in this photo.

12 thoughts on “Zion – Mt. Carmel Tunnel

  1. I used to love driving through the mountains when I was a kid — tunnels were a special treat in the journey. I think my sisters and I thought of them like we would tunnels on rides at the fair.

    The coloring on those cliffs is incredible, by the way!

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