Escape to the Peaceful Side of Zion
With 4,000 acres on a forested plateau on the rim of Zion National Park, Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort offers many options for individuals, couples or friends to relax and lose themselves in world-class natural surroundings. Zion Ponderosa offer very active options but if you prefer a more serene experience you’ll find what you are looking for. You’ll enjoy the fact that Zion Ponderosa is a place to relax but also offers a wide-range of active experiences.
Many of our cabins are located away from the main resort area and offer more solitude for those seeking a serene experience. View our property map to see which cabins might best suit your purposes. You’ll enjoy relaxing in your cabin or on a cabin deck or porch. Bring your art supplies for painting, your books and magazines or your binoculars to view the birds and animals that frequent the areas around your cabin.
SWIMMING POOL – JACUZZI
Swimming Pool / Jacuzzi: Our two-tiered (gravity-edge) resort swimming pool and jacuzzi will give you a place to catch some sun poolside or refresh yourself.
Ray’s Restaurant is open during the main season and this fine-dining experience comes complete with an excellent wine list, appetizers, entrees and desserts. Learn more…
WALKING / HIKING
Trails span across our ranch in and amongst the forest, and of course there are miles of trails in Zion National Park where visitors can experience the solitude and grandeur of this area.
SUNRISE / SUNSET / NIGHT SKIES
For the early riser or those who enjoy the night skies, you’re in for a treat. Skies over Zion National Park are some of the clearest in the country and you’ll enjoy watching the rising or setting sun and the fleeting clouds on the horizon. At night the Milky Way never looked more brilliant and you’ll enjoy sitting on your cabin porch or deck just waiting for the next shooting star. Learn more…
Bring you own bikes or rent from us and follow many trails and roads in the area. You can even ride the paved path in Zion National Park.
WILDLIFE VIEWING / BIRD WATCHING
Deer are common in the early spring and fall and also regularly visible throughout the summer months. The Zion Ponderosa is a literal haven for deer, wild turkeys, and a large list of other birds and animals. Eagles are prevalent from November to March and both Bald and Golden eagles have are regularly seen in the trees and skies overhead. Turkey Vultures and their larger cousins the California Condor are regular visitors to the area. Condors have some of the largest wing-spans for any land-based bird. Big horn sheep love the east-side of Zion National Park so don’t be surprised if you come across several of them grazing on the cliff-faces as you walk or drive on this side of Zion National park.