We do not guide rappelling or rock climbing within the park. However, there are slot canyons on property located adjacent to, but outside of the Park that we do take trips to. Rock rappelling & rock climbing allow visitors to the Park to go places and see scenery that will be a once in a lifetime experience.
Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort has the only man made, indoor and outdoor, climbing and rappelling wall in the Zion area. The walls rise over 40 feet high and provide a unique experience for guests of all ages and abilities. Climbers that have no experience and climbers that are very experienced will all enjoy our diverse climbing walls.
These walls are attached to an indoor/outdoor recreation barn that is home to East Zion Adventures-Zion Ponderosa's recreation concessionaire. East Zion Adventures provides a great staff that is committed to teaching the basics of climbing.
Rappelling Lessons: (ages 10+) 250 lb weight limit. Participants are taught basic rappelling skills, safety, and technique. Each participant has the opportunity to take 2 rappels off of the 45 foot high climbing wall. This is available during regular rec hours 9-6. Please see the Recreation Desk to schedule. This activity is for group sizes of 1-10 people. View recreation pricing here.
Please Note: Most recreation activities are weather-dependant and, therefore, may not be available during wet time-frames and/or cold months. This includes ATV tours, horseback rides, Jeep tours, and paintball. Canyoneering is specifically available between May 15 and September 1.
Reservations / Cancellations: We do encourage you to make a reservation in order to guarantee space for you and your group on Zion Ponderosa recreation adventures. Please note that by reserving your space we have turned away other clients and this cancellation policy protects the resort from monetary loss. Cancellations of reservations within 48 hours of trip departure are non-refundable. We WILL refund or reschedule if weather conditions prohibit participation in your scheduled activity. Click the link to use our online recreation reservation request form.
Staff Lunch Break: Our recreation staff take a lunch break from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. Guided activities are not available during this time frame.
* Activity passes are transferable and non-refundable
** Zion Ponderosa Resort is an exclusive outdoor recreational facility. Weather conditions are monitored daily. Due to inclement weather some adventure activities may be changed or canceled.