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 …

Contrasting Zion Canyon and Bryce Canyon

Many people coming to stay at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort have the opportunity to enjoy the scenic diversity of this region.   If you’ve spent time on our web-site you know that our ranch sits literally on the border of Zion National Park.   The good news is that Bryce Canyon National Park is just 75 minutes away and makes …

NEW – Miniature Golf Course

Wondering about a little golf while staying at Zion National Park.   Well Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort has just announced the opening of a new and unique miniature golf course for summer 2010.  See more info here. This miniature golf course will feature faux rock formations of a Zion National Park style slot canyon and a Bryce Canyon National Park style …

Waterfalls in Zion National Park

      Zion National Park has been eroded and shaped by the constant effects of water moving over the soft sandstone formations.   Melting snow or rain storms are most prominent in the spring-time and this leads to opportunities to view some magnificent waterfalls within the park.   Zion National Park is actually a large plateau where deep canyons …

Places to Visit and See in Zion’s National Park

Thinking of visiting Zion National Park.   Let me outline some very compelling reasons why you’re thoughts are leading you in the right direction. 1- Center of Scenic Wonders:   Zion National Park is located in an area that offers the greatest concentration of natural scenic wonders in the United States (perhaps the world).  Try to identify an area that …

Canyoneering at Zion National Park

Canyoneering: Most people have never heard the term canyoneering.    In fact the dictionary doesn’t even recognize the name.   So what does it mean?   Essentially canyoneering is the art or experience of exploring and traveling through canyons.   The similar term of canyoning is used outside the United States to describe this experience. Canyoneering participants are most often …