Sand Caves in East Zion

Moqui Cave Museum and the Sand Caves

The Sand Caves are a roadside attraction off Highway 89 accessible via a short hike. If you like unique stops like Belly of the Dragon, you’ll also want to make the Sand Caves part of your East Zion adventures while visiting Zion Ponderosa.  Once tunnels to harvest sand for glass production in the 1970s, the Sand Caves are a fun, …

Fall Colors - Zion National Park

Fall Colors – A Longer Season at Zion National Park

With area elevations ranging from 2,000′ to over 11,000 feet you can expect a long season of fall colors as the leaves change with each elevation zone. The main canyon of Utah’s Zion National Park is 4,000 feet in elevation, while Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort sits atop the East Zion Plateau at 6,500′. It stands to reason that the leaves …

6 Awesome Rock-Climbing Routes in Zion National Park

If you’re a long-time rock climbing enthusiast, we’ve no doubt you’ve probably been to Zion National Park in southwest Utah. Some of the most world-famous rock-climbing in the world can be found here. In fact, it’s so good that Alex Honnold, renowned free-solo climber, trained in Zion for an even greater challenge; in 2017, Honnold was the first free-soloist to …

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort Stargazing

Stargazing at Zion Ponderosa

There are countless reasons why we love our location at Zion Ponderosa, but towards the top of the list is the clear, dark night sky that often allows guests to see the Milky Way and thousands of twinkling stars. Far away from air and light pollution, Zion Ponderosa’s high-elevation stargazing experiences are some of the best. See the stars as …