"Warning to Large Vehicles and Rigs" Top 5 Page for this destination Zion National Park Transportation Tip by KimberlyAnn

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Be aware that if you are entering from the east side of the park and drive a large vehicle, which includes nearly all RVs, buses, trailers, dual-wheel pickups, 5th wheels, campers, and boats, there will be special requirements. Vehicles wider than 7 feet 10 inches including mirrors and/or higher than 11 feet 4 inches must be escorted through the Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel. The fee for this service is $15, which includes two trips for the same vehicle within 7 days. Mid-March through October escorts are stationed at the tunnel entrances from 8:00 – 8:00 daily. From November through Mid March you will have to arrange for escorts at the entrance stations or visitor center or by calling to arrange an escort. These escorts may be scheduled between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. You will not be following he escort through the tunnel, rather the escort makes sure that he tunnel is clear. You will have to drive down the middle of the road, as the tunnel is very narrow, built in the 1930s for the cars of the time.

The following are prohibited from passing through the tunnel at all times: those over 13 foot 1 inch tall, semi trucks, commercial vehicles, vehicles carrying hazardous materials, vehicles weighting more than 50,000 lbs, single vehicles over 40 foot long. And combined vehicles over 50 foot long, as well as bicycles and pedestrians.

Mode: TO
Phone: (435) 772-3256.
Type: Car/Motor Home

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  • Updated Apr 14, 2007
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