rock climber repelling rock face in Heaps Canyon Zion National Park

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 …

Mini Golfing is in Full Swing!

Last weekend the weather cooperated with us as we were able to complete the golf course, which opened for guests on Saturday.  By the afternoon we had quite a few groups of children, families, and adults playing 18 holes.  Our course has it all – a creek, bridges, inclines, a waterfall, and lots of twists and turns.  You’ll also see …

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 …

Which is Better: Zion National Park or 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 website, you know that our ranch sits right on the border of Zion National Park. The good news is that you don’t have to choose between Zion National Park or Bryce Canyon. Bryce …

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 …