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20 Awesome Things To Do in Zion in 2020

Each New Year offers an exciting opportunity for a fresh start, but there’s something about a new decade that makes us want to go big or go home. Ring in the new decade with this awesome list of 20 things to do in Zion in 2020.

1. Canyoneering

Put this once-in-a-lifetime adventure right at the top of your list. East Zion Adventures canyoneering excursions are just the thrill you’ve been wanting to add to your 2020 Zion bucket list!

2. Learn to rappel

Not quite ready for a canyoneering adventure yet? No worries. That’s what 2020 is for! Gear up first with a few practice rappelling sessions before descending into Zion’s amazing slot canyons.

3. Jeep adventures

Sit back and enjoy the ride on a guided Jeep tour as you gain elevation and take in the views of Zion National Park and the surrounding canyons.

4. Explore three national parks in one trip!

Zion Ponderosa is the perfect base camp for exploring Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and the Grand Canyon North Rim. Unpack once and stay awhile.

The Narrows
5. Hike the Narrows

One of the most spectacular hikes you’ll ever experience! Wade into the mouth of the Virgin River from Riverside Walk, hike the entire 16-mile distance to Orderville, or go out and back as far as you want. This is YOUR 2020 adventure.

6. Climb Angels Landing

Hikers come from all over the world for a chance to conquer the dizzying heights of Angels Landing. Gain 1,500 feet in elevation over a series of switchbacks and scramble up a narrow sandstone trail lined with chain handrails. The views are worth every step.

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7. See the best view in Utah

Backpacker magazine calls Observation Point the best view in Utah. A trek across Zion Ponderosa property saves you from the steep incline so you have energy for even more 2020 adventures!

snowshoe zion ponderosa
8. Snowshoe to Cable Mountain

Cable Mountain is one of Zion’s best-kept secrets. In winter, snowshoe right from the front door of your Zion Ponderosa vacation home.

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9. Join a guided hike

Not into DIY? Make every moment of your 2020 hiking adventures count under the guidance of an expert East Zion Adventures hiking guide.

10. Horseback riding

A Wild West adventure for every 2020 Zion bucket list!

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11. Go glamping

This luxury camping experience will convert even die-hard hotel lovers.

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12. Plan your family reunion

There’s room for the entire extended family under one roof in a Zion Ponderosa vacation rental. Then explore Zion together!

Corporate Retreat
13. Camp with friends

Grab your buddies and besties, and spend the weekend camping under the Zion night sky. Only two hours from Vegas!

glamping wagon
14. Sleep in a covered wagon

Kids especially love this fun overnight experience in a Conestoga wagon with modern amenities.

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15. Take the kids on vacation

Zion Ponderosa was created around family and making memories. When you’re here, you become part of our story, and your vacation becomes an indelible memory for your own family.

16. Plan a romantic getaway

From glamping tents and luxury vacation homes to romantic sunset horseback rides and Jeep tours, there’s romance in the air at Zion Ponderosa.

womens adventure retreat zion ponderosa

17. Experience an outdoor retreat like no other

Hiking, canyoneering, and more all rolled into one exciting adventure. The Women’s Adventure Retreat is held twice a year and designed to challenge and expand your horizons.

18. Zip Line

Don’t worry about bored teens during your family trip. Thrill-seekers of all ages love zipping across Zion Ponderosa from the 45-foot climbing wall.

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19. Explore Zion’s Hidden Gems

You can’t experience what you don’t know about. Guided adventures are great for all ages.

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20. Open up to new possibilities in 2020

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a couch potato, or somewhere in between, open yourself up to the possibilities of a new decade and try something new this year.


If you’re just hanging out around Zion Ponderosa and looking for some quick activities, we’ve got those too! Check out our paintball course, shooting range, mini-golf, two-tiered swimming pool, and more! Book your 2020 Zion Ponderosa vacation here and experience all that Zion has to offer.


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