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ZION NATIONAL PARK

15 minutes from Thunderbird

Located in Washington, Iron, and Kane Counties in southwestern Utah, Zion National Park encompasses some of the most scenic canyon country in the United States. Within its 232 square miles are high plateaus, a maze of narrow, deep, sandstone canyons, and the Virgin River and its tributaries.

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BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

45 minutes from Thunderbird

Bryce Canyon National Park in Southwestern Utah is famous for the largest collection of hoodoos—the distinctive rock formations at Bryce—in the world. Bryce Canyon National Park in Southwestern Utah is famous for the largest collection of hoodoos—the distinctive rock formations at Bryce—in the world.

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LAKE POWELL

75 minutes from Thunderbird

Lake Powell is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. It was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon from the controversial Glen Canyon Dam, which also led to the creation of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a popular summer recreation destination.

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GRAND CANYON - NORTH RIM

90 minutes from Thunderbird

Grand Canyon is considered one of the finest examples of arid-land erosion in the world. Incised by the Colorado River, the canyon is immense, averaging 4,000 feet deep for its entire 277 miles. It is 6,000 feet deep at its deepest point and 18 miles at its widest.

It's a bit of a drive, but worth the time. Pack a lunch and make a day of it!