BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge

Junction SR 9 & US-89 East Zion, Mount Carmel, UT 84755
Phone: 435/648-2203   |   Fax: 435/648-2239   |   61 Rooms   |   Online Reservations

This Mount Carmel, Utah hotel is the perfect midway point between Arizona and northern Utah.

Centrally located at the junction of US Highway 89 and Route 9 on the Utah border, the BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge offers convenient access to a variety of national parks including Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Each well-appointed guest room at this Mount Carmel hotel is 100% non-smoking and features cable satellite television with HBO® and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Enjoy a delicious meal at the onsite restaurant before exploring all that Kane County has to offer. The hotel also features a nine-hole golf course, an outdoor heated swimming pool (seasonal), hot tub (seasonal) and guest laundry.

The BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge is just one mile from many local slot canyons including Red Cave, Red Canyon and Red Hollow. Spend an afternoon on ATV's through the Coral Pink Sand Dunes or hike through Zion National Park, only 15 miles away. A short day trip away guests can visit Bryce Canyon National Park, Red Canyon or the North Rim of Arizona's Grand Canyon. Guests will also enjoy visiting the Dixie National Forest, the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Lake Powell.

The friendly, helpful staff at the BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Mount Carmel, Utah. Make a reservation today and save!

Enjoy your stay! We are closed on Thanksgiving Day. We recommend the BEST WESTERN Town & Country Inn, Cedar City, Utah (435-586-9900).


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Giftshop or newsstand
  • Golf course Nine-holes
  • Outdoor pool Heated with baby pool, open at least May through September
  • Hot tub outdoor, open at least May through September
  • Massage services
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Convenience store/Sundry - Gas station
  • Truck/RV parking free
  • Free parking
  • Dataports
  • Safe deposit box
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Mail services
  • Kiosk free Internet in lobby for guests
  • Exterior corridor
  • Late check out $10 per hour after 1100. Full days charge after 1500
  • Laundromat
  • Exterior entrance
  • High-speed Internet access, free wireless
  • Wireless lobby, restaurant and pool side
  • coin operated laundry mat

BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge

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BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge

Conveniently located, the best western east zion thunderbird lodge in Mount Carmel, Utah is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 37.222995  /  Latitude: -112.681725


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Salt Lake City. Travel Interstate 15 south. Exit on Highway 20. After reaching US-89, follow it south to Mount Carmel Junction. Mount Carmel Junction is a resort destination at the junction of U-9 and US-89, located 12 miles from Zion National Park to the BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge.

From: Las Vegas. Travel Interstate 15 north. Exit north of St. George, at Exit 16. Take U-9 to the only stop light in LaVerkin. Turn right and continue on U-9 through the south entrance of the park, to the east entrance. Continue 12 miles east on U-9 to Mount Carmel Junction. U-9 through the park is always open to the BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge.

BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Thunderbird Golf Course

Established in 1962, the Thunderbird Golf Course is located in southern Utah in the city of Mount Carmel. Found just 12 miles from Zions National Park – one of five national parks in Utah.

The nine-hole Thunderbird Golf Course covers 2,053 yards – creating a par of 31 against the scenic backdrop of the Mount Carmel Junction mountains. Thunderbird Golf Course hosts tournaments and features an onsite pro-shop.

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

The Subway at Zion National Park

Utah’s first national park, Zion National Park is set in southern Utah – and easily accessed by cities like Springdale and Mount Carmel.

The park is best known for the 15-mile-long Zion Canyon, and unique flora and fauna over four life zones: desert, coniferous forest, riparian, and woodland.

Established in 1909 as Mukuntuweap National Monument, Zion National Park features recreation like hiking, rock climbing, and horseback riding.

Visitors are encouraged to hike The Narrows or Angels Landing, and enjoy stunning roadtripson the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive or Zion–Mount Carmel Highway.

Zion National Park travelers need also hike The Subway – a scenic slot canyon set between the North Guardian Angel and South Guardian Angel peaks.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1 mile(s) from Slot Canyon, Red Cave, Red Canyon, Red Hollow, Spring Hollow, Oderville Canyon, Parunuweap Canyon - local slot canyons
  • 5 mile(s) from Historic Tours, Maynard Dixon Home, Historic Rock Church, Daughter of the Pioneers Museum
  • 11 mile(s) from Pictographs
  • 11 mile(s) from ATV Coral Pink Sand Dunes
  • 12 mile(s) from Zion National Park
  • 45 mile(s) from Cedar Breaks
  • 47 mile(s) from Red Canyon
  • 60 mile(s) from Bryce Canyon National Park
  • 85 mile(s) from Grand Canyon National Park
  • 90 mile(s) from Lake Powell

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 0 mile(s) from Thunderbird Golf Course

Nearby Restaurants

  • The Thunderbird Restaurant, on premises, is nestled in a valley surrounded by towering cliffs that overlook the lush green Thunderbird Golf Course. Panoramic vistas, clear skies and stunning scenery are visible through the large picture windows. Hummingbirds entertain, as they play in the flowers, just outside the windows. From the subtle southwestern style decor to tempting meals, the Thunderbird strives to please. This two diamond restaurant offers fine dining with great prices. Feast on hearty fare ranging from simple children's meals to luscious steak and shrimp, served with loaves of warm homemade bread and honey. The Thunderbird uses fresh garden vegetables and makes their meals, soups, bread and sauces from scratch. To top off the cuisine try a thick slice of the homemade pie smothered in ice cream and hot rum sauce. Wine and beer are served.
  • 0 mile(s) from Golden Hills Restaurant, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, East Zion - Mount Carmel Junction. Homemade breads, pies, soup, and Salads.
  • 1 mile(s) from Arrowhead Restaurant, East Zion - Mount Carmel. Enjoy the gourmet dishes served amidst the antiques of the upscale dining room, or on the garden patio. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer with your meal.
  • 6 mile(s) from Buffalo Bistro, Entrance to the Grand Staircase - Glendale. This restaurant is a true gem hidden in the southwest desert. If you want to deviate from the usual fare, then try the Buffalo Bistros rattlesnake and rabbit sausage or the incredible buffalo ribs and mouth watering peach cobbler topped with ice cream.
  • 6 mile(s) from Buffalo Grill, East Zion - Along SR-9. The Buffalo Grill serves a cowboy fare. Located in a grassy meadow among the roaming buffalo.
  • 10 mile(s) from Zion Mt. Carmel Restaurant, East Zion - Along SR-9. Authentic Mexican cuisine.

BEST WESTERN East Zion Thunderbird Lodge

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Mount Carmel. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

December 2015

December 2-5, 2015
2015 Dicken's Christmas Festival

Head over to Dixie Center in St. George and enjoy a Dickens' era holiday celebration, featuring local merchants, food samples, and live music. Don't miss the nightly performance of "Scrooge" and "Oliver." The festival begins at 10 a.m. each day.

December 4 & 5, 2015
2015 Symphony of the Canyons

This holiday season, the Symphony of the Canyons in Kanab is set to host one of their final shows of the year. Don't miss the holiday classic, the Nutcracker, performed alongside the Red Rock Dancers for two nights only. Both shows are at 6:30 p.m.

December 5, 2015
2016 Holiday Celebration

Beaver visitors will find plenty to be cheerful for during this day of holiday fun. Don't miss the lighted holiday parade traversing downtown at 6 p.m., and visits with the guy in red at the Beaver City Center at 2 p.m.

January 2016

January 14-18, 2016
2016 Arts To Zion

All are invited to take this five-day, self-guided tour "through" southern Utah at the Main Street Theater Building in St. George. View unique and dynamic works of art, and even a few special performances – all celebrating the art of southern Utah. Event starts at 10 a.m. each day.

January 1, 2016
2016 George Streetfest on Main

Get 2016 off on the right foot with St. Georgians with a day of food trucks, live music, a street market, and even the Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden. The fun begins at 6 p.m.

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