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East Zion Adventures Jeep Tour at sunset

One of the many perks of being located on one of the top 6 adventure resorts in the U.S. is that we have plenty of epic experiences everyone will love. Our family-owned and operated business is committed to providing you with the perfect Zion getaway. We’ll take you jeeping, canyoneering, horseback riding and so much more, and then Zion Ponderosa will give you a warm meal and a place to rest before your next adventure. There’s no better place to gift an adventure getaway they’ll never forget.

Epic Jeep Tours

We offer several unique jeep tours — all you have to do is pick the one that speaks to you, we’ll provide the wheels and expert guide. See expansive views with our Radio Tower and Brushy Cove Jeep tours, or peep some of Zion’s most awesome rock formations with the Checkerboard Overlook Jeep tour. They’re a great experience gift for everyone! Check them all out here.

Canyoneering Adventures

a person canyoneering in Zion

We call it “canyoneering” but really it’s Mission: Impossible training. Whatever you call it, it’s the ultimate slot canyon experience! Take in beautiful scenery while rappelling, down climbing, hiking, scrambling, and using rope skills to safely descend. It’s one of the most unique adventures southern Utah has to offer. If you have an adventure seeker on your list, this is one unforgettable experience gift.

Stay Where You Play

Zion Ponderosa cabin suite in snow

Play with East Zion Adventures, stay with Zion Ponderosa. To show our gratitude for our wonderful guests and in celebration of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort’s 25th anniversary, we’re offering a huge 50% off promo for the rest of winter! From November 29, 2020 through March 11, 2021 (excluding Christmas through New Years), save 50% when you book two nights for two people in one of our cabin suites or cowboy cabins + a jeep tour for two! OR you can save 50% when you book two nights in a vacation home for four people + a jeep tour for four! This deal will book quickly, don’t miss out!


zion ponderosa glamping

Photo by @averagejoadventures on Instagram

Perfect for the adventurous twosome seeking a little luxury, glamping offers the best of both worlds: luxe accommodations and the great outdoors. Overlooking the East Rim of Zion, they’ll never want to leave their Zion Ponderosa glamping tent. Gift your significant other (or your favorite couple) a romantic getaway under the stars. P.S. Families love glamping, too!

UTV and Walk-in Slot Canyon Tour

straddle slot canyon walls

Photo by @roadtrippinwithbobandmark on Instagram

Families, couples, friends — our new Crimson Canyon UTV and slot canyon hiking tour offers the perfect dose of adventure without having to harness up. This is the slot canyon experience of a lifetime without requiring a single rappel! Your gift recipient’s jaw is sure to drop on this one.

Sunset Jeep and Horseback Tours

Karabou Adventures Sunset Jeep Tour East Zion

@KarabouAdventures on Instagram

Sunset chaser on your list? There’s nothing better than winding up a day of adventure than watching the sun set over Zion National Park. A sunset jeep tour will gives that “on top of the world” feeling and that “far from the world” peace of mind. And a sunset horseback ride through the quiet East Zion backcountry is a vibe you can get behind. There are probably a lot people on your gift list who could use a dose of that this year!


Tent Camping Zion National Park

Another perk of being located on the east side of Zion is our dark night sky – so dark, some nights you can even see the Milky Way. With views like this, how could we NOT offer stargazing tours?! If someone on your list likes to geek out over the constellations, Zion Ponderosa’s stargazing tour is the perfect experience gift.

Hiking Adventures

fall hike to observation point

Angels Landing, the Zion Narrows, Canyon Overlook – there are plenty of great hikes inside Zion National Park. You can also hit the trails outside the park with some pretty epic hikes through East Zion. Some of our favorites are Observation Point across Zion Ponderosa (same view without the 2,000-foot incline you get when starting from the canyon floor) and their new Checkerboard Mesa Overlook hike. Best of all? Hiking doesn’t cost a thing outside of your time and a place to rest your head at night – making it a pretty great experience gift for friends and family.

National Parks Annual Pass

a person standing in front of a canyon with Zion National Park in the background

There are few places on the planet more breathtaking than America’s national parks. The National Park Service’s America the Beautiful pass conveniently allows entrance to more national parks and monuments around the U.S. With five national parks just in Utah –and Zion, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon North Rim within driving distance – it’s an ideal experience gift for a Utah staycation.

No matter what experience you choose, they’ll love it, because a gift this thoughtful and unique comes straight from the heart. Click here to book your Utah experience gifts with East Zion Adventures and Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.


* Your safety has always been our #1 priority, but especially now more than ever. We offer private tour options for all of our activities, just ask!