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Family-owned & operated since 1931, Thunderbird Resort includes the Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge, Thunderbird Restaurant & Gift Shop, Thunderbird Golf CourseThunderbird RV Park, and East Zion Adventures, all at the junction of State Route 9 and Highway 89 in Mt. Carmel Junction, Utah.


Home of Utah's famous "Ho-Made Pies," the Thunderbird Restaurant features a relaxed setting with a retro feel and vintage décor, offering friendly service, classic American meals & desserts, fresh-baked bread, a wide range of vegetarian options, and wine & beer. Hours: 8AM-9PM, closed Wednesday and Thursday. No Takeout.


Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge is located east of Zion National Park. The hotel is midway between Zion, Bryce Canyon, and the Grand Canyon, allowing an easy transition between Kanab, St. George and Las Vegas. Amenities include free wifi, swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, and easy access to local trails, canyons, and activities.

Thunderbird Resort is proud to partner with East Zion Adventures to provide a range of outdoor adventure activities in and around Mt. Carmel Junction and East Zion that are perfect for families, groups, and individuals, including Jeep Tours, Guided Hiking, Horseback Riding, and Canyoneering Tours.

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Clubhouse: (435) 648-2188

9-Holes Walking: $10.00. With Cart: $15.00




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Established by Fern Morrison in 1962, the 9-hole Thunderbird Golf Course is the only course for 60+ miles, and the perfect place to enjoy magnificent views, good company, and a slice of ho-made pie at the end of your round. 

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The Thunderbird Gift Shop features a wide range of items celebrating regional culture, offering everything from tee shirts and hats to postcards and pint glasses. It's the perfect way to remember your visit to the Thunderbird!

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