Posts Tagged ‘Zion Ponderosa’

Thanks All Around

Thursday, November 28th, 2013
View of Zion National Park main canyon

View of Zion National Park main canyon

Here at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, we have many things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. With Zion National Park as our neighbor, and Bryce Canyon National Park a short drive away, the beautiful scenery that surrounds us is at the top of that list.

Wild Turkeys at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

Wild Turkeys near Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Bighorn Sheep - Ram - Feeding on brush in thicket - Zion National Park

Bighorn Sheep Ram feeding on brush in Zion National Park

We’re grateful for the wildlife that call this area home. Bighorn sheep, deer, and wild turkeys are just a few of the species that live in these parts.
We’re also thankful for hardworking employees. This weekend marks the end of our full service offerings for the year, and we’re grateful for the employees who make Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort what it  is. Our vacation rentals are available throughout the winter season, but you’ll have to wait until next year to see our wonderful staff in action.

View from the porch of a cabin suite near Zion National Park

View from the porch of a cabin suite near Zion National Park

But most of all we’re grateful to our guests. Thank you for returning year after year and sharing your vacation with us. The guests at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort are wonderful and we wouldn’t be here without you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Zion Ponderosa Spring Opening Coming Soon

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

While our vacation homes are open year-round, our main operations including smaller cabins, dining, recreation, and other services open March 11, and a record number of guests are already scheduled to enjoy time with us this year.

Spring Vacation in Utah

Flowers spread across the grassy areas of the Zion plateau.

With Easter coming in late March guests wanting to stay at Zion Ponderosa, during this weekend, may want to make reservations now, as this is frequently a time that we fill all of our lodging options.   Visitors love the early spring in Zion as the flowers begin to bloom in the canyon, and early grasses and leaves begin to bring green back to the area.  These vibrant colors contrast beautifully with the red rock, and provide a magnificent setting in Zion National Park.   Later in the spring we’ll see the color return to the plateau region around Zion Ponderosa.  Learn more about flora at Zion National Park

 

Zion Vacation

At 6,500 feet in elevation, Zion Ponderosa is approximately 2,500 feet above the Zion National Park main canyon floor, and this elevation change offers different temperatures from the valley floor.  In summer months this is a very good thing as we  offer much cooler temperatures on the plateau.   Summer nights at Zion Ponderosa are spectacular with cool breezes and clear night skies.

The 2013 season is almost here, and we encourage you to get your reservations now for what should be a great year of outdoor adventure and scenic splendor.  (Enjoy special package rates…more…)

Ragnar at Zion – April 26-27, 2013

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Ragnar is coming again to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort this April 26-27.   For those of you who know what Ragnar is, then you’ll be excited to participate at such a grand location.  For those who don’t know what a Ragnar Trail Relay is, here’s a brief synopsis.

 

Ragnar Trail Relay

Teams of either four or eight people will run relay style on dirt trails through the woods and past scenic canyons on the property of Zion Ponderosa.  This  race covers 120 miles and the average race time is 20 hours.  This particular Ragnar Trail Relay will begin in staggered starts between 2 pm and 7 pm on Friday evening.  Competitors will run throughout the night under a canopy of stars as brilliant as you might see anywhere.

 

Ragnar Trail

As other team members are running their portion of the relay, the rest of the crowd will be cheering them on, enjoying the night around bonfires, and participating in the festive atmosphere.  Teams will finish their races sometime between  mid-morning and mid-afternoon on Saturday.

 

Ragnar Trail Relay at Zion

Most participants will bring tents and will spread out across the vast meadows and open spaces at Zion Ponderosa.  With over 4,000 acres of land, there is plenty of space.   Learn more about The Ragnar Trail Relay at Zion in 2013.

About Zion Ponderosa services.

- Six different lodging types
- A vast array of activities
- Excellent dining services

Photos in this blog provided by photographer – Jason Lanier.