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 …

Orderville Jeep Tour

I experienced the Orderville Jeep Tour yesterday and it was a really fun and bumpy ride. The Unimog (German-made World War 2 vehicle) handled that rough trail like a beast though. Once we got down to the bottom, we went on a hike down to a seasonally running waterfall. That was a big drop off and I felt a little …

Zion Park – Springtime

Spring is a magnificent time to experience Zion National Park, and of course there is no better hotels near Zion National Park than Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort. Reasons Why Spring is Great! 1- Waterfalls: The upper areas of  Zion National Park and the mountains to the North of Zion range in elevations from 8,000 to 11,000 feet.   Snow is …

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 …

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 …