Highway 9 driving through Zion National Park

highway 9 Zion National Park

When driving through Zion National Park, the beauty of the mountains is overwhelming.
It is one of the best drives in the world and it fits right in the top three of “The world’s most scenic roads”.

Highway 9 is one of the most scenic drives you have ever seen, and it runs through Zion National Park in Utah. It is also called “Zion-Mount Carmel Highway”. The highway is about 10 miles long and is located in the South-East part of Zion National Park. When driving on Highway 9 you will pass through two tunnels which are 1.7 miles long.

Driving through Zion National Park on UT-9

In this video which I filmed in 2014, you will experience what it is like driving through Zion National Park. A great experience that you don’t want to miss.

Directions to the Zion – Mount Carmel Highway

Highway 9 is located in Utah and runs through Zion National Park. When you arrive from the East you need to take Highway UT89. At Mount Carmel Junction take the exit to highway UT-9. You will enter Zion National Park from the East entrance.
When arriving from the West, take the I-15 from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City en take exit 16 or exit 27 coming from the North. Follow UT-9 to Springdale, where you enter Zion National Park through the South Entrance.

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is a side road of the Zion-Mt Carmel Highway (UT-9) and starts about 1 mile past the visitor center at the South entrance. The road follows the Zion Canyon and is 6.6 miles long and runs from South to North through the Canyon.
This is the busy part of Zion National Park and the road is only accessible for the free shuttle buses. Only guests from the Zion Lodge can enter with their own car.

angels landing zion national park

Angel’s landing | Photo: Flickr/Bob Simari

Angel’s landing trail in Zion National Park

One of the most famous hikes in Zion National Park is Angel’s Landing. This hike will keep you busy for about 4 hours and the last part of Angel’s Landing is not suited for hikers who are afraid of hights. During this hike you will climb about 450 meters, 1475 feet.

This is one of the best videos of Angel’s Landing.
Once you have seen this video you will put Zion National Park on your bucket list.

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