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Old 03-29-2015, 06:44 PM   #1
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Zion National Park

We are considering a trip through Bryce and Zion N.P. next month. I have noticed that in Zion, Allstays shows 2 low clearance tunnels at about 11ft. Does anyone have any experience with this national park?
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:27 PM   #2
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Do you mean the tunnel on route 9, west out of Zion?
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:11 PM   #3
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Yes Allstays shows two 11ft height restrictions on route #9 heading east toward Bryce. It looks like it is a long way around if you can't drive through Zion NP
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:20 PM   #4
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I believe if you are over 11.4 and under 13 high you can get a special permit for another 15 bucks.
Over 13 won't fit.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:22 PM   #5
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You need to spend some time in both......
Worth the effort.

I love all of Utah's parks........
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:23 PM   #6
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Utah Highway 9

Zion-Mt. Carmel Hwy and Mt. Carmel Scenic Byway

The Zion Mt. Carmel Highway (SR-9), the road in and through Zion National Park does not ever close and is traveled in your personal vehicle, but large campers, RV's and busses must only travel this road when escorts are present. See the information below for oversized vehicles. A fee is required even if you are just passing through the park. If you are not interested in seeing Zion you can detour in Hurricane and take AZ-389 to US-89. For those that have a high clearance, reliable vehicle, you could even cut through the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, depending on your destination. Map
The Zion Canyon Scenic Byway is a short 6-mile road that the Zion Canyon shuttle travels, taking visitors into Zion Canyon most of the year. In the winter, when the shuttle shuts down, then you can drive your personal vehicle into the canyon.
Oversized Vehicle Information - Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel Escort
An escort fee is required for vehicles 7'10" wide and/or 11'4" tall or larger which usually includes all RV's, buses, trailers, 5th wheels, dualie trucks, and some camper shells. Escorts (rangers) are stationed at both sides of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel to direct traffic. During winter months, escorts are arranged at the entrance stations. The hours are posted seasonally at kiosks before you enter the park from either direction, but it usually late March through late October, escorts are usually stationed at the tunnel from 8am to 8pm daily and in November the time shortens to 8am to 4:30pm. The $15 fee is good for two trips through the tunnel within 7-days.

Zion National Park roads ...more good stuff @ the link
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:44 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone, Forest River says my class C is 11'3" high including the air conditioner so based on what you all say I will be okay as long as we pay the additional $15. I appreciate all your feedback.
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:18 PM   #8
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FWIW...I think a lot taller than 11'4 can get through the tunnels....because they escort you through the center with no opposing traffic. 11.4 and 7.8 are the triggers for needing an escort.

Anyway...so some here must have done this...how does it work and any advice how best to see Zion in a class A??
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