At Zion Ponderosa, our goal is to help you have an entirely unique Zion vacation. That means finding the perfect adventure that appeals to your interests, group size, time constraints and comfort level. Multiple tour options for horseback riding, jeep tours, canyoneering and guided hiking provide plenty of options—and we’re always striving to create new East Zion adventures for our guests to enjoy. Whether it’s your first time visiting Zion Ponderosa or your fifth, here’s what’s new at Zion Ponderosa:
East Zion Jeep Tours
Our East Zion Adventures Jeep tours boast some of the best backcountry views around, free from crowds and interruption.
Zion Cliffs Sunset Jeep Tour
Our Zion Cliffs Sunset Jeep Tour meets at and departs from the Thunderbird Lodge in Mt. Carmel Junction just before sunset. After a short drive on the highway, the backcountry adventure begins. Enjoy incredible sweeping views of the West Temple, Parunuweap Canyon, Elephant Gap, and other major Zion landmarks. After sunset, the tour returns to the Thunderbird Lodge.
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Red Canyon Jeep Tour
This one is for the history buffs. See how Native Americans and early settlers thrived in this rugged landscape as you explore the desert canyons of East Zion. This tour passes views of Mineral Gulch, Parunuweap Canyon, Elephant Gap, and the tributary canyons of the Zion National Park wilderness.
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UTV Combo Adventures
This year we added not one, not two, but three UTV + canyoneering adventures!
Elkheart Canyon UTV/Slot Canyon Adventure
Our Elkheart Canyon UTV adventure combines off-roading fun with breathtaking rappelling. Hop into one of our customized UTVs as we take a thrilling ride to a world-class, private access, backcountry slot canyon. This adventure features three total rappels, with the highest descent reaching 100 feet.
Learn more: Elkhart Canyon UTV/Slot Canyon Tour
Crimson Canyon UTV/Canyoneering Tour
This combo UTV + canyoneering tour begins with a thrilling ride to a private access slot canyon. We hike into the canyon, where stunning red rock canyon walls soar over 100 feet high on either side. Guided by a local expert and featuring some scrambling and rock climbing, intermediate to advanced canyoneers will love this adventure!
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Red Rock Slot Canyon Hike & UTV Adventure
This tour doesn’t require any scrambling or rock climbing, making it the perfect combo adventure for different skill levels.
Learn more: Red Rock UTV/Canyon Tour
Canyoneering is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Zion National Park area features some of the world’s premier canyoneering opportunities.
Stone Hollow Canyon
This full-day canyoneering experience includes 10 rappels, with the highest reaching 100 feet!
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Eight hours, six rappels, one grand adventure—and memories for a lifetime! You won’t want to miss our Powell’s Way full-day canyoneering adventure.
Learn more: Powell’s Way Canyoneering Tour
Our half-day Coral Sands Canyon adventure features five total rappels, with the highest descent over 70 feet tall!
Learn more: Coral Sands Slot Canyon
Wild West Mode: Activated ✔️ Let us transport you back in time with one of our horseback riding tours!
White Mountain Horseback Ride
This tour combines two of our most popular adventures—horseback riding and slot canyons—into one scenic and unique experience.
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Twin Knoll Horseback Ride
Travel to the top of Twin Knoll for beautiful views of Zion National Park, the Elk Heart Mountains, Kaibab Mountain Range and surrounding mountains and canyons.
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Zion Sunset Horseback Ride
What’s one of the best ways to enjoy a Zion sunset? On a horse, of course! Saddle up and bask in that golden hour glow.
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Sunset guided hike
Enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of the east Zion area as you watch the sun dip below the red rocks. This hike is approximately one mile, round trip.
Learn more: Zion Sunset Hike
Learn more about these tours and more, led by our on-property guide company, East Zion Adventures.