“This Is the Place” — Students Visit Zion Ponderosa

Each year, 6th grade students from Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, MD visit Zion Ponderosa to study, hike and explore Zion’s local geology, nature, history, and Native American culture of the American Southwest. WES sees great value in giving students the advantages of travel as part of their educational experience. Science teacher Mehdi Elkassem says Zion is the perfect region to …

Rain in Zion – Consider yourself lucky!

For some people rain is not desirable, but if you are in Zion National Park when it rains, consider yourself blessed. The formations of Zion National Park are part of a huge plateau that has been eroded and carved by the constant flow of water. The tops of most formations are very flat and as rain water gathers on the …

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 …

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 …