Archive for the ‘National Parks’ Category

Zion Ponderosa Spring Opening Coming Soon

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

While our vacation homes are open year-round, our main operations including smaller cabins, dining, recreation, and other services open March 11, and a record number of guests are already scheduled to enjoy time with us this year.

Spring Vacation in Utah

Flowers spread across the grassy areas of the Zion plateau.

With Easter coming in late March guests wanting to stay at Zion Ponderosa, during this weekend, may want to make reservations now, as this is frequently a time that we fill all of our lodging options.   Visitors love the early spring in Zion as the flowers begin to bloom in the canyon, and early grasses and leaves begin to bring green back to the area.  These vibrant colors contrast beautifully with the red rock, and provide a magnificent setting in Zion National Park.   Later in the spring we’ll see the color return to the plateau region around Zion Ponderosa.  Learn more about flora at Zion National Park


Zion Vacation

At 6,500 feet in elevation, Zion Ponderosa is approximately 2,500 feet above the Zion National Park main canyon floor, and this elevation change offers different temperatures from the valley floor.  In summer months this is a very good thing as we  offer much cooler temperatures on the plateau.   Summer nights at Zion Ponderosa are spectacular with cool breezes and clear night skies.

The 2013 season is almost here, and we encourage you to get your reservations now for what should be a great year of outdoor adventure and scenic splendor.  (Enjoy special package rates…more…)

Overlooking Zion

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

As those that have visited Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort will know that we are located at the top of Zion National Park.  The beautiful mountains and valleys surrounding the resort are absolutely breathtaking.

The pictures below were taken above the resort overlooking not only Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, but the beautiful sites of Southern Utah and Zion National Park.

Southern Utah Views

Can you spot Checkerboard Mesa and Zion Ponderosa?  Click on the images to see larger views.

Checkerboard Mesa & Zion Views

Interestingly enough this view point is about 100 yards from where the new cell phone tower is located which now provides cell phone use throughout the area for most providers.

Come enjoy this beautiful scenery with us!

Overlook of Zion National Park

View from ZPRR of cell tower mountain

“Sit back and Relax”

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort truly is a place for relaxation. Even though we have many recreation activities, there is still something about East Zion that is so peaceful. We are very secluded and quiet up here compared to West Zion where there is more tourist traffic. If you want even more seclusion while in Zion, we recommend staying in one of our Mountain Vacation Homes that are located in a development that has spectacular views over Zion. You can read your book on the balcony, bring your easel and paint the sunset over Zion, or even have a Massage Therapist come to your lodging to give you a wonderfully relaxing spa treatment.

Relaxation at Zion

Spa Treatments at Zion Ponderosa

A relaxing experience at the Ranch can be yours while staying in any of our accommodations.  From our pool to our spa, we have many options available for every guest to be able to find serenity in the mountains. Another benefit to our location is the proximity to so many trails that you can hike into Zion.

Instead of climbing the strenuous switchbacks to get to Observation Point from Zion Canyon, you can easily experience the same marvelous view at the end of a flat, casual hike. We even take you to the trail head for a small fee.

Here at Zion Ponderosa, we work to inspire the love of Zion in every valued guest.