Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Happy Holidays from Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

This past year was the first time I had heard of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, and now it’s one of our family’s favorite places. As 2013 comes to an end, it’s great to look back on all the fun from this last year.

Ragnar Trail Relay – April

The Ragnar Relay hosted by Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort this last April was an event never to be forgotten. And it’s coming back! Zion Ponderosa will be hosting another Ragnar Trail race April 24-26, 2014.

Ragnar Trail Relay

Ragnar Trail Relay is coming soon to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

 

 

Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks – June

Summer is the busiest time of year at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, and for good reason. The weather is warm, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park are close, and the activities offered on site are above and beyond anything else in the area. It’s a beautiful place to be.

View of Zion National Park main canyon

View of Zion National Park main canyon

 

 

Family Reunion – August

At our family reunion this August, all 52 of us had a blast at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort. We hiked and biked in Zion National Park, rode UTVs, horses and climbed the rock wall and got massages. We even watched a Rodeo and danced the night away at a Barn Dance. It was a great vacation and tons of fun.

Hiking with tots at Zion National Park

Hiking with my kids at Zion National Park.

 

 

Couples Getaway – October

My husband and I enjoyed a quiet fall break by spending a weekend at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort. The changing colors at Zion National Park were amazing as well as catching the sunset from the porch of our Cabin Suite.

We were lucky the US government shutdown of National Parks ended October 16, 2013 just a few days before we came, but even if we hadn’t been able to see Zion National ParkZion Ponderosa Ranch Resort had plenty of activities to keep us busy.

The sunset from the porch of a Cabin Suite.

The sunset from the porch of a Cabin Suite.

 

Thank you for sharing part of 2013 with us. We hope to see you all again soon. Happy Holidays from Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

Susan Strayer is an outdoors blogger who lives near Sundance, Utah. Read more at www.mountainmomandtots.com.

Ragnar Trail Relay – Coming April 2014

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013


Ragnar is bringing another trail relay to Zion Ponderosa on April 25-26, 2014.   Last year’s event attracted a great crowd and the weather was perfect for the experience.  Watch this Ragnar Trail Relay video from last year’s event.

View some of the great images from last fall’s event below, and visit this link to register for your next great Ragnar Trail Relay experience.

Ragnar Runner

A runner celebrates as he crosses the finish on one of his relay legs.

Ragnar Trail Relay

A view across the pool at the tent city that was part of the Ragnar Trail Relay event.

NEW Wellness – Fitness Retreats

Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Utah Wellness Retreat

Wellness Retreat at Utah’s Zion National Park

It’s time to strengthen your whole body wellness and Zion Ponderosa is the place to do that in 2014.  We have just launched a new program that is slated for two specific weeks where you, your friends, associates, and family can experience the physical activity and relaxation that can truly bring rejuvenation.

Utah Wellness Retreat

Enjoy the seclusion of our 4,000 acre resort on the border of Zion National Park.

Join us this coming May 4-10 or September 28 – October 4 for a week that will help you to be physically active, and provide the atmosphere where your mind and soul can gain the strength and wellness that you’ve been hoping for.

Wellness Retreat Coordinator

Mandy Woodhouse

Directed by our in-house Wellness expert Mandy Woodhouse, you’ll have the opportunity to experience fitness classes, guided hikes, guided scenic tours, and outdoor adventure.  See a  sample itinerary here.

This retreat includes excellent healthy dining options, access to our 4,000 acre forested ranch, plus the amazing surroundings of Zion National Park.  While this is not specifically a weight loss experience, you are likely to firm up your muscles, and gain greater physical tone, and potentially lose weight as you enjoy our delectable meals, and wellness activities.  We invite you to share this experience with your friends, family, and associates on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.

Learn more about our Wellness Fitness Retreats at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.