Oasis on the Plateau

Here east of Zion, we don’t usually see the lush greens that fill the canyon below. Zion Ponderosa is much more of a desert, with shrubby bushes and short trees filling most of the space. But this doesn’t deter our gardener. Zac has taken the responsibility of creating an organic garden here on site to provide herbs, vegetables, flowers, and …

Experience Summer in Zion

The rain has finally rolled away and left a freshly cleaned plateau behind. Here, above Zion National Park, the grass is bright green and the Ponderosa Pines brace against the wind that pushed the clouds away. Even that wind, warm and rich with the smell of summer, is now calming to a gentle breeze as it settles in for the …

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 …

Bighorn Sheep – Zion National Park

Drive through the upper east-side of Zion National Park and it is not uncommon to come across one or two bighorn sheep.   In some cases you may get lucky and find a larger group of them foraging along the cliff-faces or within the confines of a lush alcove where the dining is best. Bighorn sheep were re-introduced to Zion National …