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Unforgettable Zion Adventures for Labor Day Weekend

Two People at Observation Point

There’s nothing better for an adventurous spirit than a three-day weekend. Whether it’s hiking, canyoneering, camping, horseback riding, hitting the backcountry trails by Jeep or just relaxing, be sure to get outside and enjoy that extra day off. Hike Observation Point This 7-mile round-trip hike leads to panoramic views of Zion National Park, which Backpacker…

Horseback Riding – Which Tour Is Best?

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Horseback riding in Zion National Park is one of the best ways to experience stunning views and above slotted canyons. Here is a list of some of the best Zion horseback riding tours you’ll want to consider.  Sunset Horseback Ride Tour This ride is the perfect way to end your day. The tour starts at…

How to Prepare for Your Zion Canyoneering Adventure

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Canyoneering is the ultimate way to experience southern Utah’s beauty. The Zion National Park area features world-class canyoneering that includes hiking, climbing, scrambling and rappelling. We are excited to take you out on this Zion canyoneering adventure. Practice Climbing and Rappelling East Zion Adventures provides training prior to heading out on canyoneering adventures. Our guides…

Do What You Love and the Adventures Will Follow

Parker East Zion Adventures Recreation Guide

They say when you do what you love, you’ll never “work” a day in your life. Parker S. knew he wanted to incorporate his love for the outdoors into his hospitality management studies. During a career fair at school in 2017, he was introduced to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort and decided to apply as a…

Canyoneering with Kids – Your Next Zion Family Adventure

Zion National Park canyoneering with kids

In today’s fast-paced world, family time is precious. It’s important to get outdoors, where families can really connect and break away from technology, chores and other distractions. Outdoor time helps families unplug and bond while reducing stress and even improving health. It’s win-win all around. Canyoneering with kids

East Zion Adventure Guide Mikayla: Learn to Live in the Moment

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When Mikayla thinks back to her first summer at Zion Ponderosa, she smiles. The East Zion adventure guide knew right from the start that working there would influence her life in the best way possible. A deep appreciation for nature is just one of the many benefits from her time as a recreation guide. Mikayla’s…

How to Leave No Trace in the Age of Social Media

Leave No Trace on social media

Immersing ourselves in the great outdoors is at the core of everything we love most at East Zion Adventures. Lately, we are getting to meet many first-time adventurers who are just beginning to explore their own love of the great outdoors. Thanks in large part to social media, people are more aware than ever about…

Put These 9 East Zion Adventures On Your Spring Bucket List

East Zion Adventures for Spring

You know those weekends when you’re not really sure where to go or what to do –but you pack a bag and go anyway? It usually works out even better than you planned or hoped because, big or small, you get your fill of adventure. No plans? No problem. We have 9 East Zion Adventures…

Spotlight on Mia – Zion Ponderosa 2018 Adventure Guide

Zion Ponderosa Adventure Guide Mia Canyoneering

Sometimes passing through a place can change your life forever in the very best way. That’s what happened for Mia, one of our 2018 summer adventure guides. We asked Mia to tell us what she’s been up to since last summer and to share some of her favorite memories of her time at Zion Ponderosa. Tell…

Zion Winter Hikes You’ll Love

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Zion Winter Hiking Exploring in and around the canyons of the Zion National Park region is an amazing experience any time of year but there’s nothing quite like the solitude of a winter hike. Although snow in the main canyon is rare, when it happens it creates scenic magic against the red rock formations of…