5 Side Trips to Escape the Zion Crowds

When you stay at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, you are centrally located between two of the most beautiful national parks in Utah—Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. And when you unpack once and stay awhile, you can explore even more of the stunning East Zion landscape. Check out these five side trips to escape the Zion crowds, perfect …

Large house with green roof in a forest used for vacation rentals in Southern Utah near Zion National Park

Zion National Park Hotel vs Vacation Rental: Which is Better?

Zion National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the United States. Every year, millions of people visit Zion National Park to experience its stunning red rock scenery and world-class hiking trails. If you’re planning on staying in Zion, you may be wondering where to stay near Zion National Park. Zion National Park hotels and vacation homes …

A hiker exploring Belly of the Dragon near Zion National Park

Hiking Belly of the Dragon — Roadside Attraction Near Zion National Park

Hiking Belly of the Dragon is a fun, family-friendly adventure through a short, man-made tunnel resembling—well, you can probably guess from the name! Located between Orderville and Kanab, it was carved to serve as a drainage below Highway 89. Years of rainfall have carved the tunnel’s sandstone walls into stunning ripples for the whole family to explore. Just one mile …

teens in a jeep near zion national park

10 Things To Do With Teens at Zion Ponderosa

No one wants a bored teenager on spring, summer or fall break. If you’re looking for a fun way to fill the days with your teen and their cousins or friends, start planning a Zion Ponderosa vacation for the adventures—and memories—of a lifetime! Here are 10 things to do with teens at Zion Ponderosa: Virtual Reality Having a hard time …

Jeep tour overlooking Zion National Park

East Zion Adventures Newest Tours at Zion Ponderosa

When you stay at Zion Ponderosa, you’ll never be bored. After all, we offer more recreation and adventures on property than any other resort around Zion National Park. And now we have not one, not two, not three, but FOUR new East Zion Adventures for you! • Abandoned Mine Tour • UTV Follow Behind Tour • Powell’s Way Canyoneering • …

East Zion guided Jeep tour view

East Zion in Late Winter—the Quiet Side of Zion National Park

Zion is a place of quiet grandeur where the towering canyon walls and massive sandstone cliffs have a way of speaking for themselves, all while speaking to your soul. There’s no time that this is more apparent than in late winter, when the occasional snowfall takes us by surprise even in February and early March.  Many of us are ready …