Grafton Ghost Town

Zion Halloween Adventures

Up until now, you probably thought the hike to Angel’s Landing was the scariest thing about Zion. But we have some fun ideas to put the haunt in your Zion Halloween adventures! GRAFTON GHOST TOWN The buildings are empty. The silence is eerie. But you won’t see ghostly spirits flying around this abandoned town, just the remains of a once …

Zion Ponderosa App—Plan Your Adventure!

Have you downloaded the new Zion Ponderosa app yet? Use this handy app anywhere, for everything from trip planning to receiving discount offers and staying up-to-date on what’s happening around the ranch resort while you’re visiting Zion Ponderosa. With this app, you’ll have access to maps, trail information, an insider’s guide to Zion National Park, and you’ll even receive notifications about …

Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel

When Zion National Park was established—first as Mukuntuweap National Monument in 1909 and then officially as Zion National Park in 1919—there was just one problem: people had to get there. It was remote, and the trip to Zion required traveling along old, rugged wagon roads.  By 1917, automobiles were able to roughly reach Zion Canyon, but there had to be …

Freestanding Arches in Zion National Park

Hiking in southern Utah almost always leads to something amazing, whether it’s a sweeping panoramic view, massive cliffs, a glimpse of wildlife, a narrow slot canyon, or a unique rock formation. A natural arch is created when cracks penetrate deep into sandstone, and weather erosion wears away the exposed rock layers. Water and ice cause expansion and eventually break through …