Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Wagon Rides and Dutch Oven Dinners

Monday, July 29th, 2013

In summer months, and presently on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, of each week,  guests have the opportunity of taking a wagon ride through the forest to a location where we serve up a wonderful dutch oven dinner.

This wagon ride and dutch oven dinner experience offers a greater feel of the old west and an opportunity to enjoy a traditional dutch oven meal.   This is a great experience for couples, families, corporate, or other groups.

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Wagon Ride and Dutch Oven Dinner

Guests take a wagon ride through the forest for this dutch oven dinner experience.

We encourage you to reserve this activity in advance.   Learn more here…

Zion Ponderosa – A Business Retreat & Seminar Haven

Thursday, June 13th, 2013


We’ve made some great strides in recent years in becoming a host for business retreats and seminars. Business retreats and meetings combined with recreation and relaxation are becoming a strong part of our service.

Recently we did a photo shoot to gather some images that show off business people enjoying themselves at Zion Ponderosa and below you will see some of the results of that photo shoot.

Our ranch resort on the border of Zion National Park is the ultimate choice for a Utah business retreat or seminar.   We invite you to learn more about our business retreats.

A woman catches up on her e-mails by the two-tiered swimming pool at Zion Ponderosa.

A woman catches up on her e-mails by the two-tiered swimming pool at Zion Ponderosa.

A woman performs yoga stretches on the rim of Zion National Park.

A woman performs yoga stretches on the rim of Zion National Park.

Business training and development at Zion National Park.

A business leader reaches out to lift his associate. Symbolic of  proper training and development.

Rock climbing wall at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

Business associates look on as a woman conquers the climbing wall.

Beer and Wine are a fine compliment to our dining offerings.

A group celebrates their gathering at Zion Ponderosa

A man considers balancing life between business and recreation.

A man considers balancing life between business and recreation.

Skeet shooting is just one of the activities available at Zion Ponderosa

Women enjoy an opportunity to experience shooting sports at Zion Ponderosa.

Zion Ragnar Trail Relay – A Successful 2013 Event!

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Over 1,600 runners just completed competition in the Ragnar Trail Relay at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort (April 26-27).   The event was a great success as the weather cooperated completely and provided cool nights and moderate day-time temperatures for the runners.   Participants were in great spirits throughout the night and next day as they ran each of their three legs, and then patiently waited in-between.

View photos on our Facebook library.

Ragnar Trail Relay at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

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

Pam Weileemann from Heber, Utah volunteered at Ragnar because her sons were running in the trail relay. “For guys like my boys who are fathers of families this is a great experience. They brought their young children to this event and are having a wonderful time,” said Weileemann.

Groups of runners came from as far away as Atlanta, Georgia and from all around the U.S.

Ragnar Trail Relay

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

Zion Ponderosa and Ragnar management also cooperated with the local student members of the Future Farmers of America to provide an opportunity to raise funds for the FFA.   Members and advisers from Valley and Kanab High Schools in Kane County assisted with meal service at an evening dinner and provided a pancake breakfast in the morning.   Houston’s Catering provided a mobile kitchen to assist with the event.
Ragnar Relay At Zion Ponderosa

Clear skies brought brilliant stars over the Ragnar tent city at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Enjoy these pictures. To see a larger view – click on the images and then click again, or visit our Facebook page or see the photos – click here.

Fire Group at Zion

A group gathers around one of the several campfires that burned through the night.