ATV Riding in Zion National Park: Zion Park is home to breathtaking scenery and some of the most rugged, mountainous terrain in the West. While ATV's (all-terrain vehicle/4-wheeler) riding is not allowed within Zion Park there are thousands of acres of private property located on high plateaus overlooking the Park's famous canyons. ATV's are the modern, mechanized horses that offer a new brand of adventure and the ability to go places that are difficult for even horses!
Our Guided ATV Tours will give both young and old a taste of modern outdoor adventure. ATV tours are available for all guests, ages 16 and older. Participants must have a valid driver’s license or learner's permit. We offer
1-hour rides, along with longer 2-hour rides for more experienced ATV riders.
The certified guides of East Zion Adventures will conduct all guided ATV tours at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort. Our ATV's have the muscle to climb high hills and cross deep streambed's. ATV's are the US Postal Service of the Ranch-"come rain or shine." The worse the weather, the more the fun! ATV's are quite often the only vehicles that can make it to most areas of the ranch, despite heavy rain or snow. East Zion Adventures will provide all necessary gear, including: helmets, goggles, and gloves, to make the ATV rides an awesome experience in any type of weather. Your tour guide will take the time to explain all features of the ATV prior to beginning the ride. A beginners trail is required as the first ride to assess the guest's ability. Any guest that breaks ATV rules or displays reckless driving will be dismissed from further ATV rides.
Under Age 16: We offer medium-sized ATV's for riders between ages 12-15 years, to be used on a closed circular track. Smaller ATV's are available for riders between ages 8-11. Also, there are golf carts that children under 8 years of age can drive while sitting on the lap of a parent.
Please Note: Most recreation activities are weather-dependant and, therefore, may not be available during wet time-frames and/or cold months. This includes ATV tours, horseback rides, Jeep tours, and paintball. Canyoneering is specifically available between May 15 and September 1.
Reservations / Cancellations: We do encourage you to make a reservation in order to guarantee space for you and your group on Zion Ponderosa recreation adventures. Please note that by reserving your space we have turned away other clients and this cancellation policy protects the resort from monetary loss. Cancellations of reservations within 48 hours of trip departure are non-refundable. We WILL refund or reschedule if weather conditions prohibit participation in your scheduled activity. Click the link to use our online recreation reservation request form.
Staff Lunch Break: Our recreation staff take a lunch break from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. Guided activities are not available during this time frame.
* Activity passes are transferable and non-refundable
** Zion Ponderosa Resort is an exclusive outdoor recreational facility. Weather conditions are monitored daily. Due to inclement weather some adventure activities may be changed or canceled.