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Utah’s Zion National Park is a dream destination for adventure enthusiasts around the globe. With so many possibilities for adventure, how do you decide? East Zion Adventures at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort has it all! Canyoneering? Check! Jeep tours? Check! Paintball, climbing wall, horseback riding? Check, check, check! No matter who you’re traveling with, we’re your one stop shop for all things adventure in Zion! Here are 7 outdoor East Zion Adventures for your Zion vacation!


Zion National Park’s slot canyons are renowned around the world, and there’s no better way to explore them than with an expert local guide who knows the ins and outs, ups and downs. Canyoneering is an adrenaline-filled adventure involving rappelling down into canyons, scrambling, rock climbing, and hiking along the canyon floor. Our guided tours range from walking into a slot canyon to 100-foot multiple rappels, so there’s an adventure for your skill and comfort level. Plus, our experienced guides will make sure you’re safe and stoked the whole way!

Jeep Tours

If there’s one thing you should do in Zion that almost everyone in your group can enjoy, it’s a Jeep tour. You’re guaranteed to be blown away by the East Zion views and the stunning parts of the Zion area you didn’t even know existed. Our Jeep tours offer an exhilarating off-roading experience backed by experienced drivers/guides who have your adventure satisfaction at heart. 

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Horseback Riding

When it comes to horseback riding, we can’t help but brag about our tours. Explore acres and acres of East Zion landscape on horseback while enjoying spectacular views of the nearby canyons. Whether you’re an experienced horseback rider or brand new to the adventure, we have varying levels of rides for just about everyone. We can even combine a beautiful ride plus a fun slot canyon experience into one amazing adventure. There’s no other tour like this in all of southern Utah and the scenery can’t be beat! 

Shooting Range

Zion Ponderosa’s shooting range is the perfect way to experience the great outdoors and connect with nature. Our range is the ultimate shooting experience, great for both beginners and experienced marksmen. You’ll learn firearm safety, gun range etiquette, and basic handling and shooting. Start on our private outdoor 50-yard flat range with metal targets, and then move on to our progressive shooting range.

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Our paintball course is perfect for team activities, family reunions and other group activities. This challenging course located on Zion Ponderosa property features scenarios designed by professional players that will test your teamwork skills and strategy.  

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Bungee Trampoline

Kids love our bungee trampoline—and we have to admit, there’s nothing quite like this exhilarating adventure for kids. Feel the effects of gravity as you jump up and down on an oversized trampoline connected to bungee cords and soar like never before!

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Climbing Wall

Zion Ponderosa’s climbing wall is designed to challenge newbies to experienced climbers—and it’s a great way to practice for your upcoming canyoneering adventure. Our guides ensure the highest standards of safety are met while you climb to adventurous heights.

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Stay and Play in East Zion

From canyoneering and horseback riding to jeep tours and paintball, we guarantee you’ll find outdoor fun when you stay with Zion Ponderosa and play with East Zion Adventures! Contact us today to plan your summer or fall East Zion vacation!