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Old 06-10-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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Zion Mount Carmel Tunnel

To pull an Airstream travel trailer through the Zion Mount Carmel Tunnel in Zion NP, I believe you must do exactly like the big motorhomes must do, and that is: pay the $15 for rangers to shut down two-way traffic. Then, like the big motorhomes, you must make sure that you stick to the center as you drive through the mile-long tunnel.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:28 PM   #2
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The website indicates you do.

Also, you may want to read this - construction ahead!
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:51 PM   #3
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We did it last summer and it was easy. They will batch up a few large units together heading in one direction. Since we Airstreamers are less than 10 feet in height, we have a lot of extra head room compared to the big buses.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:24 PM   #5
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We did it two years ago with our Safari 28 SO. It was a peace of cake. And you do have to pay $15.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:35 PM   #6
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It depends on who is watching the store. I have spoken to some that did not need the special treatment and some who did, I did. It was fun.
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I also went through although I can tell you there is a width and height limitation and I was over by 1/2". If you're under you don't pay the extra and don't have to stop opposing traffic. I didn't believe him so he measured and showed me on the tape. So I had to pay the $15 and wait for a few more larger vehicles to join me when we stopped traffic coming the other direction. Wish I knew the two maximum measurements. Nice casual drive through the tunnel and just like the lead dog, the view is better in the front.

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Mt. Carmel tunnel -- easy

We were there the third week of May. There is park staff at each end in walkie talkie communication. They'll pass traffic two ways if there's no large rig at either end. US-89 feeds the park's east side and with so darn many Class B moho rentals on the road most of the daylight hours are spent passing traffic in one direction and then letting it flow one-way in the other. The park staff keep it moving very well. There is plenty, plenty, plenty of space for any RV or semi truck. I'd almost swear that most RVs could pass in two way traffic -- but it's just as easy to avoid the jam up any scrape would cause.

We didn't go through there with our Safari and I didn't witness them collecting but that's what all the guidebooks say they do -- a small price to pay to avoid the inconvenience of going around.

Starting in June there are supposed to be construction delays on the switchbacks going up from the main park to Mt. Carmel tunnel -- no clue how bad or how they're handling it. They're pros at one-way routing. UT-9 west of Hurricane is also supposed to be under construction this summer; we approached via Toquerville from US-15.

Zion's single pet friendly Pa'rus trail is quite exposed and mainly a sunset trail in our experience.
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From: Zion National Park - The Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel (U.S. National Park Service)

"If your vehicle is 11'4" (3.4m) tall or taller or 7'10" (2.4m) wide or wider, including mirrors, awnings, and jacks, you will need a tunnel escort.

Prohibited Vehicles
Vehicles over 13 feet 1 inch tall, Semi-trucks, vehicles carrying hazardous materials, vehicles weighing more than 50,000 pounds, single vehicles over 40 feet long, combined vehicles over 50 feet long. All Bicycles. Pedestrians. "

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To pull an Airstream travel trailer through the Zion Mount Carmel Tunnel in Zion NP, I believe you must do exactly like the big motorhomes must do, and that is: pay the $15 for rangers to shut down two-way traffic. Then, like the big motorhomes, you must make sure that you stick to the center as you drive through the mile-long tunnel.
Anyone know for sure?
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Bert,

We drove through the Tunnel last May during our 30-day Western adventure. If you want to see a video, which includes the entry and exits, visit our travel blog and scroll down to The Great American Road Trip 2009: Ron & Jenn's Adventures

Unfortunately, you'll have to tolerate 17 1/2 mins. of video before getting to Zion (no way to fast forward), but the video does include Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park, Colorado Nat'l Monument, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Vegas, Carlsbad, and San Antonio.

Hope this give you a better idea of what to expect.....the switchbacks are also something to behold....especially the oncoming traffice that seems to drift over the yellow lines.

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Old 06-21-2010, 08:59 PM   #11
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We went through the tunnel last spring in my 25'Safari. No problem: no fee.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:14 PM   #12
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We were prepared with the maximum dimensions allowable, and the owner's manual showing that we were smaller... they didn't care, we paid. $15 isn't that much, but it was annoying. Maybe they needed new grills at the campsites. I hope the money stays within the NPS- that would make me feel better about it.
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