Looking for adventure? You’ve found the best place in the west! Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort offers more on-property activities and adventures than you’ll have time to experience in just one visit. Guided hiking, canyoneering, zip lining, ATVs and more: if you’re looking for recreation, activities and adventure, Zion Ponderosa has it.
Experience our new guided front-country hiking adventures in Zion National Park. We’ll make sure every moment counts with a customized hike to your group’s ability level and interests. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through the landscape, regaling you with interesting information about Zion’s geologic history and lore. Pick a trail and book your guided Zion hike here.
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure as you go deep into the recesses of the Zion region’s unique sandstone slot canyons. Whether it’s your first time canyoneering or you’re looking for a new slot to rappel, you’ll be thrilled at this amazing slot canyon adventure. Guided canyoneering is one of Zion Ponderosa’s most popular adventures, so be sure to make an advance reservation.
Venture into the forest on horseback to scenic overlooks, and gain insight to the life of the cowboys and outlaws, and Native Americans that once freely roamed the Zion area. Little ones can also enjoy a guided horseback ride around the Zion Ponderosa grounds.
Step off the platform and zoom across our meadow on a 400-foot zip line. Fun for the whole family—kids are welcome, too!
Test your mettle against any one of our four different climbing routes and enjoy the rappel back down. Zion Ponderosa’s climbing wall is a great intro for anyone thinking about trying a canyoneering adventure!
ATV TOURS / RZR RENTALS
Join a guided quad ATV tour through the forest and to scenic overlooks, or rent a side-by-side machine to explore on your own. Head out to Jolly’s Gulch or head up to Pine Knoll for expansive views across the canyon. ATV rides are available for all guests, ages 16 and older with a valid driver’s license. We also have smaller ATVs for young riders!
Venture into Zion Ponderosa’s backcountry to view the rugged terrain, expansive views, Zion wildlife, and biological diversity of this region. Take a sunset Jeep tour and bask in the afterglow of the day while enjoying views of East Zion.
Fend off your opponents in an exhilarating battle of paintball. Hide behind any possible object that will protect you from the crossfire. Paintball is a great activity for large groups and corporate retreats.
DUTCH OVEN DINNER & WAGON RIDE
Imagine the creak of covered wagons and breath in the smell of leather, sagebrush and ponderosa pine as you roll along the trail on your way to a hearty Dutch oven dinner. Surrounded by the beauty of Zion, you’ll enjoy a true Old West style dining experience.
Available during the summer season, Zion Ponderosa’s Kids’ Camp is a great way for little ones to enjoy pint-sized adventures and activities, while mom and dad are off exploring.
For a complete list of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort activities, click here. Recreation vouchers add excitement to your stay.
And remember, Zion Ponderosa offers lodging near zion national park for every size group and budget. Check out our camping, glamping, Western Wagons, Cowboy Cabins, Cabin Suites, and luxury vacation homes to find your perfect getaway here on the eastern edge of Zion!