Posts Tagged ‘zion park’

Rain in Zion – Consider yourself lucky!

Monday, November 25th, 2013
A waterfall cascades off a very large cliff formation in Zion National Park

A waterfall cascades off a very large cliff formation in Zion National Park

For some people rain is not desirable, but if you are in Zion National Park when it rains, consider yourself blessed. The formations of Zion National Park are part of a huge plateau that has been eroded and carved by the constant flow of water.

A waterfall courses over the rough surfaces of a sandstone formation in Zion National Park.

A waterfall courses over the rough surfaces of a sandstone formation in Zion National Park.

The tops of most formations are very flat and as rain water gathers on the plateau it quickly accumulates and then forces its way over the edge of the plateau often cascading in dramatic fashion down cliff faces, some of which are one to two thousand feet high.

Water shapes the formations in Zion National Park.

Water shapes the formations in Zion National Park.

During light rain their are many areas that just off the road where one can view or even experience the light water flows. However, be mindful not to enter a slot canyon or venture near a high water flow as these areas can be dangerous.

Small waterfalls stair-step their way down across formations in Zion National Park

Small waterfalls stair-step their way down across formations in Zion National Park

To photograph or shoot video during the rain, you simply need to cover your camera with some plastic or other water resistant material. Remember to bring a soft cloth to wipe the rain drops that may spot your lens from time to time.

View this video of the rains and waterfalls in Zion National Park.


Learn more about Zion National Park.

You – Doing This!

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

You could miss out on what you see in these pictures, or you could be here at Zion Ponderosa enjoying it all.   Zion National Park is beckoning, and we thought a few photos would provide some encouragement for you to make plans soon to stay with us.

Angels Landing Trail in Zion National Park

Hiking the Angels Landing Trail in Zion National Park

The leaves will be changing, the temperatures are cooling down, and Zion National Park is simply going to be exquisite over the next several months.

Evening Campfires, Zion Ponderosa

Evening Campfires

Gather with family and friends around one of our group fire areas, and tell all those stories you’ve been saving for just such an occasion.

Cabin Suite at Zion Ponderosa

Relax on your own front porch in a Cabin Suite or other lodging option.

Come enjoy the largest number of activities, on-property, of any operation we know of in this region.

Zip Lining in Zion Utah

Fly the length of two football fields on our Zip Line.

Get up close and personal with wild turkeys, mule deer, and other wildlife on our 4,000 acres that border Zion Park.

Wildlife at Zion

The wildlife are plentiful this time of year.

Outdoor Activities at Zion

Bring a book and relax in the great outdoors.

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Angels Landing - Zion Park

Hikers complete the Angels Landing trail.

Relaxing at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

After a good active day, relax in our jacuzzi.

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Zion Park – Featured in 60 second video!

Friday, March 8th, 2013

The Mighty 5
Utah National Parks.

This video that rates as one of the best we’ve seen about the The Mighty 5 national parks in Utah. This was recently created by the Utah Office of Tourism. Kudos to the state and the agency that created such a great campaign.

Utah National Parks are incredible. People just don’t appreciate what is here, until they come.