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Recent Photographs and Publicity

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Recently we hosted a photographer by the name of Hillary Fox at Zion Ponderosa.   She spent some time shooting some excellent photos of our facilities and our setting, and she also provided her perspective of her experience on various social media outlets.

Enjoy some of the photographs below and links to the publicity:

Zion National Park boundaries - Zion Ponderosa

Sunset over our the resort pool, and hot tubs.

Zion Ponderosa

A view across the main meadow and lodge area at sunset.

Looking across the pool toward Zion National Park

Looking across the pool toward Zion National Park

The Blue Belly Grill Restaurant

The Blue Belly Grill Restaurant

Read these posts about Zion Ponderosa at Zion National Park, on Google Plus, Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, Trip Advisor, and a post on an online travel publication:
Southwest USA Travel – Post
Google Plus – Post
Twitter – Post
Facebook – Post
Yelp – Post
Trip Advisor – Post

Learn more about Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort at Zion National Park.

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.

Ragnar Relay

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Ragnar Relay Trail Experiment

We had a great weekend here at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort! We were fortunate to host the Ragnar Relay Trail Experiment this weekend. There were approximately 45 teams of 8 people participating in this event. The relay teams had to run 3 different trails on Zion Ponderosa property totaling about 15 miles. The three trails included Jolley Gulch, Pine Knoll, and Engelstead.  All three trails have breathtaking views along with challenging terrain. The most challenging thing for the runners wasn’t the trails though, it was the weather. The day before the race we had a storm come through that did not lighten up. It was fun and exciting to watch as the teams came in and out covered in mud because of the continuous rain from the beginning of the race and all through the night. Nothing would stop the runners as they trudged through the cold, rain, mud, darkness, and even hail! We had runners everywhere on the resort. If they weren’t running in the rain they were hanging out around the bonfire, playing ping pong, and sleeping in the recreation barn and even our conference room to get some relief from the rain!
Ragnar at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Having Ragnar at the Ponderosa was a fun experience for all involved. Our Kitchen staff led by Frances, spent hours preparing a pasta buffet and breakfast buffets and lots of food for the hungry runners! Our Recreation staff spent a few weeks before the race shoveling, moving rocks, and literally sweeping the trails to get them ready for the runners! Our front desk staff sat out in the rain and cold checking in runners and directing traffic. Kudos to all of the staff for all of their hard work through the entire race!

Ragnar Relay at Zion

We loved having Ragnar come stay with us and use our facility for their trail experiment, the runners were such troopers and their staff was friendly and great. We also appreciate them donating to the local high school basketball team after they came up and spent hours in the rain and hail showing guests where to park and camp. Look for the next Ragnar event here in May 2013 – it will be epic!