Zion Ponderosa Named Top 6 Adventure Resort by U.S. News and World Report Travel

We are excited to announce that U.S. News and World Report Travel recently named Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort as one of the top six adventure resorts in the U.S. for families seeking both adventure and relaxation.

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The news organization based its decision on the availability of adventure and activities, the quality and variety of Zion Ponderosa lodging, and our unique, on-property restaurant.

“Located just outside of Zion National Park, Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort offers plenty of activities for those who love the great outdoors, including canyoneering, horseback riding, ATV tours, rafting, rock climbing wall, zip lining and other family-friendly adventure activities — and that’s just on its property,” U.S. News and World report wrote.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Our exciting adventures also include our popular sunset jeep tour, ATV tours, guided hiking in and around Zion National Park, and miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. In between adventures, guests can enjoy on-property recreation activities such as a bungee trampoline, paintball, mini golf, and tennis, and then wrap up the day with a soak in our two-tiered resort-style pool and hot tub.

Even dinner can be an adventure with our Dutch Oven Wagon Ride. For those who want to stay in and let someone else do the cooking, Ray’s Restaurant offers a variety of hearty and healthy meals. We also provide barbeque grills for our cabin and vacation home guests.

With the addition of our new glamping sites and Conestoga Wagons this summer, Zion Ponderosa now offers eight different lodging options for every budget. Choose from traditional camping and RV sites, glamping, Western Wagons, Conestoga Wagons, Cowboy Cabins, Cabin Suites, and 27 vacation homes that accommodate just about any Zion National Park lodging preference.

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Out of the six resorts to make the list, Zion Ponderosa was the only resort to make the list in Utah, and one of four in the western states. Our 4,000-acre ranch resort borders the eastern edge of Zion National Park, with hiking trails that lead right into the park. Our close proximity to Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Coral Pink Sand Dunes and other state and national parks makes Zion Ponderosa an ideal base camp for your southern Utah adventures.

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort has also been recognized by Travel Channel as one of 12 featured adventure resorts in the U.S. and around the world. The article, “Adventure Resorts: Get the Thrill Without Sacrificing the Comfort,” notes our adventure options including canyoneering, zip lining, ATVing and horseback riding, coupled with convenience and comfort of lodging options such as glamping, cabin suites and luxury vacation homes. Last year, Zion Ponderosa was also a recipient of a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence, an accolade that recognizes lodging and hospitality businesses around the world with excellent traveler reviews on TripAdvisor during the previous year.

Click here to book your Zion Ponderosa adventure!


US News, Travel Channel, Trip Advisor

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    Hi Kim,
    Zion Ponderosa’s restaurant is generally first come, first served. However, we highly prefer and recommend reservations for parties of 8 or more!
    Hope to see you soon!

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