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Leave No Trace When Visiting Zion National Park

Zion Narrows in winter

An early artist and topographer named Frederick Dellenbaugh spent the summer of 1903 painting Zion Canyon. He said of Zion, “One hardly knows just how to think of it. Never before has such a naked mountain of rock entered into our minds! Without a shred of disguise its transcendent form rises preeminent. There is almost…

What We Love About Guiding Your East Zion Adventures

Mandy guides an East Zion canyoneering adventure

Happy New Year! Do you have resolutions to get outside, be more adventurous, or maybe even face some fears in 2021? We can help with that! At East Zion Adventures, the best part about guiding is seeing people reach for new heights and push themselves farther than they thought they could go, both mentally and…

Stairway to Angels Landing: Hiking the Walter’s Wiggles Switchbacks

Walters Wiggles Angels Landing Zion National Park

Walter’s Wiggles is a series of 21 steep switchbacks on the hike to Angels Landing in Zion National Park. Hiking Walter’s Wiggles is an experience you (and your knees) won’t likely forget, but take it from East Zion Adventures — the views at the top are undeniably worth it! Be prepared to get your heart…

Why You Want to Join the Next AdventureWomen Outdoor Retreat

AdventureWomen posing at Observation Point, Zion National Park

East Zion Adventures, Zion Ponderosa and AdventureWomen have teamed up to create an incredible Outdoor Women’s Retreat. This multi-day, multi-sport adventure includes guided canyoneering in one of Zion’s secret slot canyons, hiking to dramatic overlooks in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon, and a sunset horseback ride through southern Utah’s high desert, all while enjoying…

Utah Unique: Snowshoeing Adventure at Coral Pink Sand Dunes

a man snowshoeing in the sand at Coral Pink Sand Dunes

The nice thing about snowshoeing is that you can do it anywhere. Well, anywhere that has snow. Right? Actually, there are ways to enjoy snowshoeing even without it! Just ask our favorite crazy snowshoe guy Greg Frei, Zion Ponderosa’s On-Property Marketing and Guest Relations Coordinator, about one of his favorite East Zion adventures.

20 Zion Adventures for 2020

fall canyoneering adventure

It’s a wrap! Not just on another year, but on an entire decade. As you head into 2020 full of enthusiasm for a better year than ever, what’s making your heart pound with excitement? If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, we’ve got an adventure for everyone in your crew! 1. Zion Canyoneering  Put this…

Celebrating 100 Years of Adventure in Zion National Park

The Watchman Zion National Park

November 19, 2019 marks the 100-year anniversary of our beloved Zion. In 1918, Mukuntuweap National Monument was renamed Zion National Monument and then in fall 1919, a bill was passed by Congress that officially made Zion a national park. Join us on a journey of celebrating Zion over the decades. Oh, how we love this…

Zion National Park’s Best Fall Adventures

fall hike in zion

We love to adventure all year long, especially when it comes to taking advantage of fall’s cooler temperature and thinned out crowds. Here are some of Zion National Park’s best fall adventures in the park and around East Zion. Spooky Sunset Jeep Adventure Do you know the spine-tingling tale of Jolley Gulch? We’ll tell you…

East Zion Adventures Fall Bucket List

fall zion ponderosa ranch resort

It’s fall and we couldn’t be more excited. Autumn in Zion is in Zion is just incredible. Whether you’re hiking in the main canyon or canyoneering in the backcountry, you’re in for breathtaking colors that are perfectly complemented by Zion’s red sandstone. And let’s not forget how pleasant Zion National Park is with autumn’s cooler…

Unforgettable Labor Day Weekend In Zion National Park

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 on a Jeep tour 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,…