Archive for the ‘Zion National Park’ Category

Angels Landing Trail – The Thrill!

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Angels Landing is one of the best known unique hiking trails in America. We’ve seen a lot of pictures and video of Angels Landing and the trail that leads to the top of this remarkable sandstone fin, but we’ve never seen a video as good as this one.

This video captures the real views and the dramatic sensations that come from hiking Angels Landing. We invite you to watch this and then plan your next great vacation to Zion National Park and Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.  Read about The Top 10 Things To Do in Zion.

The other best view in the park is Observation Point which is actually quite a bit higher than Angels Landing. Check out some pictures and video of that great hike which is best accomplished from Zion Ponderosa.

Observation Point – Zion National Park

Monday, December 30th, 2013

A while back we posted some photos about Observation Point in Zion National Park.  The easiest way to get to Observation Point is from Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, and this road access is open to the public anytime of year. Here’s a short video clip from that same hike that we did recently to Observation Point.

Remember that there can be some snow in the winter at this elevation, and it may be a good time to snowshoe or cross country ski to Observation Point.  Be aware that snow is not consistent at this elevation, in winter months, and you can expect either zero inches of snow on up to one or two feet, depending on the year.  Either way, this is a great overlook to experience even in winter months from the trail-head at Zion Ponderosa.

The other way to Observation Point in winter is from the bottom of the park, and the trail is not recommend during this time-frame.

Summer or winter, remember the best access to Observation Point is from Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort on the east side of the park.  Read more about it here.

 

 

Blog Posts About Zion Ponderosa

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Recently we’ve hosted some blogging professionals at Zion Ponderosa.  At least one of those blogging experts, writing on behalf of Mom It Forward, has had some nice things to say about Zion Ponderosa, Zion National Park, and the rest of the region that surrounds us.  We thought you’d be interested in reading some of what Jamie Moesser has written.  Click on the topics below to read these blog posts:

Sightseeing in Southern Utah

Zion National Park – Making Memories with Kids

Family Vacations in Southern Utah

Zion Ponderosa – Vacation Dining

Zion Ponderosa – Lodging Options

Jamie Moesser has a degree in journalism and a master’s degree in public administration and has spent 10-plus years working with non-profit organizations.  Now she enjoys blogging, volunteering at her sons’ school, writing fiction, scrapbooking, dirt biking, waterskiing, and r/c car racing.