Opt out of Black Friday and Visit Zion Instead

Last year, sports retailer REI announced that it would close its stores on Black Friday, sparking the #OptOutside movement. In 2016, over 2.25 million people on social media are pledging to #OptOutside, sharing photos and ideas of how they’ll be spending Black Friday communing with nature instead of fighting crowds of people trying to score shopping… Read More

Questions About Zion Ponderosa? We Have Answers!

Is Zion Ponderosa a dude ranch? It’s better than a dude ranch! Zion Ponderosa is a full-service private ranch resort on the eastern edge of Zion National Park. And if you’re looking for a true western experience, we have that, too! Check out our horseback riding, wagon rides, and Dutch oven dinners. What is there… Read More

“This Is the Place” — Students Visit Zion Ponderosa

Each year, 6th grade students from Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, MD visit Zion Ponderosa to study, hike and explore Zion’s local geology, nature, history, and Native American culture of the American Southwest. WES sees great value in giving students the advantages of travel as part of their educational experience. Science teacher Mehdi Elkassem says Zion… Read More