Trip Planner:   USA  /  Arizona  /  Central Arizona  /  Glendale  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Thunderbird Conservation Park

Thunderbird Conservation Park, Glendale

(4.8/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Thunderbird Conservation Park is located in Glendale. Put Thunderbird Conservation Park into our Glendale vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Glendale.
Create a full Glendale itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Glendale

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Glendale by other users

15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Glendale BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Glendale BY A USER FROM CANADA March, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Glendale BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Glendale BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Glendale & West Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Glendale & Jackson BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Central Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The hills (actually, mountains) in NW Phoenix provide favorite hiking trails. Most can be completed in a fairly short period of time if you are in average condition. The length and steepness of the tr...  more »
  • We have gone here many times as it is nearby. There are a number of trails with varying difficulty-none that I would call really difficult, but they still will give you a workout or something more gen...  more »
  • This park has picnic ramadas, water, and restrooms. There are several hiking trails for all abilities and ages. Check out the park map to pick a trail. The southernmost trail to the west of 59th Avenu...  more »
Google
  • I love going to Thunderbird Mountain as we call it. I tend to visit after 7 or 8pm because it is cooler, and the city looks wonderful at night. Unless the moon isn't out at all, it isn't necessary to bring a flashlight. I've been up there as late (or early) as 4 AM and there were others on the trail, so be cautious. PRO TIP: Don't park in the city's parking lot after sundown. I got a $15 fine for it, and while it isn't really that much, its just easier to park in the housing community up the street.
  • Good spot for convenience. Get there early or it will be super crowded. I guess that's how a lot of the spots in town tend to be. It is nice if you live in the northwestern part of town.
  • Great place for a hike. Properly maintained and a great place to see friends or meet new ones.
  • Thunderbird is awesome for a short hike. At the top and on a clear day, you can see all the way downtown and over to UOP stadium.
  • Everyone knows you go just before sunrise and about 20 to sunset to get in a decent jog due to heat. A park ranger showed up tonight at 615 saying we have to vacate at 635 (official sunset) or our vehicles will be locked in and we will be cited. There was plenty of light left!. When are you suppose to go? During the 3pm heat? That's 10x more dangerous than hiking/jogging at 615 When you can see very clearly for about quite some time. Thunderbird just became a money grab with there citations.