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Passed the Driving Test

Passed the Driving Test

  • Author: Alison
  • Date Posted: Apr 29, 2019
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  • Address: Zion Mt Carmel Tunnel

The Zion Mt Carmel Highway has been closed for repairs and just happened to open up in time for us to use it to depart the park yesterday. It is QUITE a road, with many tight switchbacks and sheer drop offs. As if that isn’t enough, at the top is a tunnel with such low clearance that they have to stop traffic to allow RVs to drive straight down the middle so they don’t get stuck. In hindsight, we have no idea why they even allow RVs to do this, but they do…so we did. Well, more accurately, Scott did. With 5″ of clearance between the top of our AC and the roof of the tunnel, he put on the high beams and did an amazing nerves of steel drive straight down the double yellow line for 1.1 miles! It was quite an experience, one we might have skipped had known exactly what we were in for, but there was no turning back once we got there!


There were no lights at all in the tunnel, just an occasional sky light!

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    4 Comments

  1. Thank Goodness for those 5 inches! Bravo, Scott!

  2. Wow!!!! I got nervous just reading this!!!! You are BRAVE, BRAVE, BRAVE!!

  3. Wow, sound’s scarry, but what was the alternative? Great trip

    • The alternative was about 150 miles of driving!

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