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, …

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 …

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 …

East Zion view in winter

There’s Snow Place Like Zion in Winter

Hello, winter! It’s time for snowy hikes, cozy nights in front of the fireplace, and epic Zion adventures. Haven’t been to Zion National Park in winter? No worries! With planning and the right gear, you can experience your favorite place in new and beautiful ways.  There’s truly snow place like Zion in winter.  Zion Ponderosa is located on 4,000 acres …