Freestanding Arches Zion National Park

Hiking in southern Utah almost always leads to something amazing, whether it’s a sweeping panoramic view, massive cliffs, a glimpse of wildlife, a narrow slot canyon, or a unique rock formation. A natural arch is created when cracks penetrate deep into sandstone, and weather erosion wears away the exposed rock layers. Water and ice cause… Read More

Zion National Park | Did You Know?

Ancient History The Zion area has drawn attention since 6,000 B.C. when ancient native peoples hunted and gathered this spectacular landscape. In the 1800s, pioneers explored and settled the surrounding area.  In 1863, Issac Behunin built the first log cabin in Zion Canyon (which can still be seen today), and by the beginning of the… Read More

Zion in Winter Offers Peace and Solitude

We know it’s coming every year, but somehow December still seems to sneak up on us. As we’re winding down from non-stop activity of summer and fall, we’re enjoying the solitude of the winter season. Zion Ponderosa camping and activities are closed through February, but our vacation homes are still available for your enjoyment. Coupled… Read More

5 Things To Do In Winter At Zion National Park

Zion National Park attracts three million visitors each year, but when winter rolls in you’d hardly know that Zion is Utah’s most popular national park. Zion’s mild winters allow park visitors to experience the beauty and solitude of Zion without the crowds and heat of peak summer season. Fresh air, scenery, and exciting outdoor adventures… Read More