POLICIES / PROCEDURES
Check-In / Check-Out
4:00 p.m. Check-In
11:00 a.m. Check-Out
Deposit – A 50% deposit is due upon booking for all reservations. The remaining 50% is charged 30 days prior to arrival. You will receive another confirmation upon final payment. Reservations for next summer will require a 10% down payment upon booking, another 40% payment in January, and the final payment is due 30 days prior.
Cancellation Policy – Cancellations more than 30 days prior to arrival are fully refundable less a 10% administrative fee per reservation. Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival but more than 48 hours prior are 50% refundable. Cancellations made within 48 hours of arrival are non-refundable.
Weather & Climate
Be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions. Temperatures vary with changes in elevation and seasons. Day/night temperatures may differ by over 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spring weather at Zion National Park is very unpredictable. Stormy, wet days are common, but warm, sunny weather may occur too.
Precipitation peaks in March and September. Spring wildflowers bloom from April through June, peaking in May.
Summer days are hot (95-100 degrees F.), but overnight lows are usually comfortable (65-70 degrees F.) Afternoon thunderstorms are common from mid-July through mid-September.
Storms may produce waterfalls as well as flash floods.
Fall days are usually clear and mild; nights are often cool. Autumn color displays begin in September in the high country, and in Zion Canyon in early November.
Winters in Zion National Park are fairly mild. Winter storms bring rain or light snow to Zion Canyon, but heavier snow to the higher elevations. Clear days may become quite warm, reaching 60 degrees F.; nights are often in the 20s and 30s. Winter storms can last several days and cause roads to be icy, especially on the east side of Zion. Zion roads are plowed, except the Kolob Terrace Road, which is closed in winter. Be prepared for winter driving conditions from November through March.
Due to State Law, guided ATV tours are for guests ages 16 and older. Mini-ATVs are available for guests ages 8 – 15 years old.
All children ages 4 – 11 have a package of their own that includes three guided activities they are old enough to participate in, or kids camp. Daily rate per child — Five Vouchers.
Zion Ponderosa offers damage insurance for $20.00 per person, per stay. This insurance is for damage caused by a customer to an ATV. If the rider chooses not to purchase the insurance and damages the ATV, a $200.00 damage assessment fee will be charged automatically.
All ATV riders acknowledge that the activity is potentially dangerous and will hold East Zion Adventures and Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort harmless in the event of personal injury.
All ATV riders must be at least 16 years old and must be able to show proof of age or a valid ATV license.
Single riding only, multiple riders on one ATV is forbidden.
All riders must wear a helmet at all times during the ride.
Free riding without the tour guide is forbidden.
All riders must follow the tour guide in a single file, staying back a safe distance from the rider in front of them.
Riders must take the responsibility to become aware of the features of the ATV prior to the ride, including locations of brakes, throttle, and ignitions switch.
Riders that do not follow the above rules will be required to stop the ATV tour and walk back to the resort. Riders who show reckless intent on ATV tours may also be forbidden from participating in other resort activities.
ATV riders will also be liable for any damage to vehicles caused during their ride.
ATV riders will be required to acknowledge their agreement and understanding to the above rules in riding prior to beginning the ride.
** Zion Ponderosa Resort is an exclusive outdoor recreational facility. Weather conditions are monitored daily. Due to inclement weather some adventure activities may be changed or canceled.