Observation Point Trail from Zion Ponderosa

Observation Point is one of my favorite hikes in Zion National Park.  Although the park is full of stunning vistas, various levels of hiking trails, and an abundance of water and vegetation, Observation Point remains my favorite.  Why?  Well, accessing it from our property here at Zion Ponderosa makes it easy and the hike is filled with diverse landscaping and …

Making Fathers Day Memories in Zion

In 2004, Tom and his family came to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort for a family reunion.  This past Tuesday he brought his family back here after spending a few nights in the Grand Canyon.  They’ve rented one of our vacation homes through Saturday morning, when they return to their home in Corpus Christi, Texas. After watching Tom with his family, …

Zion is the Place for Canyoneering

Zion National Park is renowned for its incredible hiking trails. From The Narrows to Angel’s Landing, hiking is arguably the biggest draw to the park. Another activity provides an even more up-close-and-personal experience in the park – canyoneering. Canyoneering in Zion National Park Canyoneering in Zion is something you’ll never forget, simply because the canyons and sheer rock walls are …

Summer Adventures Begin at Zion Ponderosa!

It’s Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial kickoff to summer vacation, and things are in full-swing at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.  Early arrivals for this sold-out weekend include a KIPP – AMP (Knowledge is Power – Always Mentally Prepared) school group from Brooklyn, New York and some families from California and Florida. Although Ziplining and Paintball games were the favorite activities …