Itinerary (3-6 Nights)


A two-night stay is simply the beginning of a great experience.
Use this sample itinerary as a guide to plan your multi-night destination getaway.



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Day 1

ARRIVAL

From your home to ours. Many travelers in the western U.S. can drive straight to us. Others from all over the U.S., and around the world, fly to a regional airport and rent a vehicle. The video below explains how to get here.

Itinerary

Check-in - 4:00 p.m. -

Dinner - At Zion Ponderosa - Don't miss our famous skillet chocolate chip cookies

Sunset Adventure: Horseback, Jeep, Guided Hike

Star Gazing Tour

Free Activities

Kayaks / Paddleboards

Pool / Jacuzzi

Volleyball

Basketball

Tennis / Pickleball


Option:
Check out our new on-property self-guided hike to Checkerboard Overlook.


Please note that we highly recommend that you book your recreation as far in advance as is possible to ensure availability. Demand is high.


Lodging Reservations
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How To Get Here

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Day 2

ADVENTURE BEGINS

Today you'll enjoy the east side of Zion. One of our most unique experiences is canyoneering, the art of exploring slot canyons by walking in or rappelling down. We offer both experiences. Afternoon is a choice of an exciting guided tour via Jeep or Horseback.

Itinerary

Breakfast - Ray's Restaurant

Canyoneering Adventure

Lunch - Ray's Restaurant

Jeep Tour or Horseback

Optional Activities

Dinner - Ray's Restaurant

Relax / Campfire-Smores

Options

Hike to Observation Point. The best view of Zion Park.

Relax poolside

Zip Line / Climbing Wall

Mini Golf (18 holes)


You'll love the adventures, or a chance to relax on the porch and take in the sounds of nature, views of plentiful wildife (deer, wild turkeys, more).

Be sure to reserve your Zion Shuttle Tickets in advance.


Lodging Reservations
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Horseback riding Zion National Park


Day 3

ZION NATIONAL PARK

Be sure to obtain your Shuttle Tickets for access to the main canyon of Zion National Park. Drive your vehicle to Springdale (19 miles) and park in town or at the ZNP visitor center. The Shuttle will transport you up the main canyon with five key stopping points where you can leave the depart up Zion Canyon Scenic drive to the Narrows (plan on about an hour drive time). You may choose to spend time hiking up the Narrows, it is breathtaking! If you do, we recommend water shoes and walking sticks. Grab some food in Springdale (see recommendations).

Itinerary

Breakfast - Ray's Restaurant

Drive to Springdale for Shuttle

Walk to Narrows

Lunch - Box Lunch from Ray's, or lunch at the lodge, or in Springdale

Emerald Pools (Hike)

Dinner - Springdale We suggest Oscars, Cafe Soleil, or Kings Land Bistro.

Return to Zion Ponderosa and relax

Optional Trails

Angels Landing

Canyon Overlook

Kayenta

Watchman

Pa'rus

Watchman


You'll love the adventures, or a chance to relax on the porch and take in the sounds of nature, views of plentiful wildife (deer, wild turkeys, more).

Be sure to reserve your Zion Shuttle Tickets in advance.


Lodging Reservations
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Location

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort is literally on the eastern boundary of Utah's Zion National Park. View our location and details about how to get here. (LINK)

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Online Brochure

Copy this PDF and send to friends and associates as you prepare for your experience with Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort - (LINK)

Standing on the edge in Zion

Adventure

Some of the best outdoor adventures in the western U.S. Something for everyone; canyoneering, horseback riding, Jeep tours, more. (LINK)

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