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Best Recreational Activities

Saturday, June 16th, 2012
Zion Park Canyoneering

Rappelling in a slot canyon near Zion Park

 

No other resort or ranch has more recreational activities than we do here in the region.  We have Zip Line, Horseback Rides, ATV Tours, Jeep Tours, Bungee Trampoline, Climbing Walls, Mini Golf, Children’s Horse Rides, Skeet Shooting, Paintball, and last but not least of all Canyoneering.

Our premier activity is Canyoneering. The term canyoneering was invented in this region due to the large number of slot canyons.  Our trips take you to some secret but nearby slot canyons.

Our ATV Tours are exhilarating ways to experience the east side of Zion National Park. We have a variety of trails with a variety of difficulties. Our guides will only take you on the trails that you feel comfortable on and you will views to places such as Checkerboard Mesa and Jolley’s Gulch on these amazing tours.

If you have little ones, you don’t have to worry about missing out on these great opportunities. We have a Kid’s Camp that allows you to leave your kids with our camp counselors where they will be able to go down the Zip Line, Bungee Trampoline, Climbing Walls, and Children’s Horse Rides all within a very reasonable cost. This way you can take part in the adventures that await you here at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

Zion ATV Tour

ATV riding at Zion Ponderosa

 

Aside from our guided tours and other activities that you cost money, we have many free-to-use activities like pool tables, ping pong, foosball, horse shoes, and many others. Our two tier swimming pool is one of the crown jewels of the resort. You can easily see the sunset over Zion from the top tier and hot tub. The pool also has two water slides and plenty of space to soak up a tan.

Zion Ponderosa Pool

Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi at Night

As was stated before, no other place in the region has as many recreational activities as we do. Our prices are very reasonable when you compare them to other places as well, so this is the best place to have an adventure and enjoy this beautiful area.  We invite all to come here and share the love of Zion with us.

Family Reunions are Strong at Zion Ponderosa

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

In the summer of 2011 we hosted several family reunions in Zion. However, we love to host all kinds of groups. Business or religious groups can escape from their busy lives and land here for a retreat; our conference room, catering, and private bonfires make for excellent conventions. Couples of all ages can make an unforgettable retreat here and get cozy in one of our exquisite cabin suites, receive a couple’s massage, and take a horse ride together, while witnessing some of the world’s most beautiful terrain.  However, some of our favorite groups are the family reunions. These reunions consist anywhere from just a few people up to almost 200! With our tenting, RV sites, cabins, and luxurious vacation homes each group can have a different experience.  Click to learn more about our family reunions.

Utah Family Reunion Location

Family reunion enjoy spending time together on our Sunset Jeep Tour

Family reunions that come to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort always have a blast at our regular amenities; from the two-tiered pool to magnificent hikes, from the ping-pong and pool tables to the volleyball and basketball courts, each family makes their own fun.  However, there’s much more to do! The best days were when one small child was too scared to take the leap and shoot down the zipline and the parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, and grandparents shouted words of encouragement from below – with enough support the child always jumped and raced back to go down again. These moments brought the families closer together and made memories that last forever.

Family Reunion at Zion Ponderosa

Family reunions thoroughly enjoy themselves at Zion Ponderosa!

Besides the zipline, family reunion participants enjoyed horseback riding, ATV tours, several types of jeep tours, mini-golfing, canyoneering, and the best – paintball games! All of these excellent recreation activities were perfect for families to spend time together and even battle each other! At the end of each long, exciting day many families piled into our large, white-canvas tent to enjoy a special meal prepared for just their family. Then, each member could mix and mingle while enjoying a savory meal.

We’re located next to Zion National Park and one of our best activities that let family reunions spend more time together and experience something new were our Dutch Oven Dinners + Wagon Rides. After an authentic Western wagon ride, families were met with the barbeque aroma and got to eat next to a beautiful ravine. So many enjoyed the slow-cooked meal they came back for seconds or even thirds. After their bellies were full and a good time was had by everyone, our General Manager, Michael Kane, would tell his thrilling story of seeing a mountain lion and our Customer Service Intern, Clarissa Thatcher, would tell exciting stories about Butch Cassidy. Each person left satisfied and in high spirits.

Dutch Oven Dinner and Family Reunion

Family reunions love to bond at the Dutch Oven Dinner + Wagon Ride!

Many family reunions enjoyed our evening activities, planned by our Event Planning Intern, Megan Bird. With activities ranging from bonfires to barn dances, from night games to stargazing parties, and from rodeos to night hikes, there was always and activity that added a little extra adventure to the family reunion.  Adventure awaited each family reunion and each group made their own memories – we were glad to be there to help make them!

If you’d like to know more call us toll free at (800) 293-5444 or visit our website Zion Ponderosa.

Zion is the Place for Canyoneering

Monday, June 7th, 2010

The canyons in the Zion National Park area are screaming to for some rappelling action, and Isaac is ready to take you on an adventure you’ll never forget!  This is his third season with us as our guide.  Not only is he a T.A. for the canyoneering class at Brigham Young University, but he recently returned from New Zealand where he spent time canyoning there.

Saturday the weather was hot, the sky clear, and our group was ready by 8 a.m. for a canyoneering trip in a slot canyon  on the east rim of Zion National Park.  A contributary to the Orderville Canyon, it feeds into the Narrows in Zion, another spot famous for canyoneering.  The far left photo is an impressive shot of  the black choke stone.

Over 85% of our clients started here as beginners in the sport, with an age range of 11 – 65 years.  Whether beginner or intermediate, you’ll want to book an adventure at Zion Ponderosa Resort and let Isaac and his team guide, teach, and impress you!