NPS Temporarily Suspends National Park Entrance Fees

On March 18, 2020, the National Park Service announced a decision to temporarily suspend national park entrance fees until further notice. The decision comes after careful consideration by Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. “Our vast public lands that are overseen by the Department offer special outdoor experiences to recreate, embrace nature and implement some social distancing,” he said. Suspending …

Quiz Is this Zion National Park

National Parks and Monuments Near Zion

When you stay at Zion Ponderosa, you are not only within minutes from Zion National Park, you’re also within driving distance of several other national parks and monuments. Zion National Park is part of the “Grand Circle” of national parks, monuments, historic sites and recreation areas, featuring America’s highest concentration of natural scenic wonders. With so much to see and …

The Watchman Zion National Park

How Was Zion National Park Formed?

Mother Nature is incredible. Over the last 200 million years or so, wind, rain, and seismic shifts have conspired to create some of the most beautiful vistas, scenic stretches and jaw-dropping formations this planet has ever seen. Zion National Park geological features are no exception. A perfect storm of factors has turned what was once a simple basin into a …

Quiz Is this Zion National Park

Is this Zion? [Quiz]

  Zion National Park is home to some of the world’s most iconic scenery. From the Zion Narrows to Angels Landing, the incredible images of the park are largely recognizable to anyone who’s visited Zion. But what about some of the lesser-known areas of the Zion National Park? Hidden Canyon, Kolob Arch, and Taylor Creek are just three examples of amazing …

Women's Retreat hike in Zion

Celebrate National Public Lands Day #NPLD

You may be surprised to learn that more than 30% of America is public land. They don’t call it America the Beautiful for nothing – and now you can give back. This year, take time to celebrate something we all share: our public lands. Saturday, September 30 is National Public Lands Day #NPLD. Originally established in 1994 to promote environmental …