Ranch Resort is located on the east rim of ZION NATIONAL PARK and shares
nearly seven miles of common border with the Park. This all-inclusive ranch
combines the breathtaking scenery of Southern Utah's Color Country with
the state's most popular National Park. Zion Ranch Resort LODGE is located
in the high, mountainous terrain of the Colorado Plateau, which is deep
in the heart of the Wild Wild West! Surrounded by a forest of ponderosa
pine, cedar, and wild oak, the ranch is the ideal location for a western
vacation that you will never forget.
They have a team of young, healthy horses and a wide variety of trails throughout the 10,000-acre ranch. These trails run parallel to the park fence and boast some of the most scenic views in the area. The horseback riding is one of the most popular but certainly not the only activity available for guests at the ranch. Guests can choose from the best selection of outdoor recreation in the western United States, including: guided ATV tours, mountain biking, spectacular hiking, rock climbing and rappelling, paintball and much more. Best of all, the lodge has packaged its unlimited recreation with comfortable lodging in authentic log cabins and delicious meals all for one, great daily price per person. It's simple-it's all-included!
For guests who want to experience a taste of the real Wild West, Zion Ponderosa can arrange a full-day ride with an overnight camp-out. The ride begins in the morning with an ascent over Pine Knoll. Riders then explore the remote sections of the Ranch, including the remnants of an old sawmill and a deep canyon called Englestead Hollow. The afternoon is spent riding through thick trees and shrubs en route to the camp located in a quiet campground in the far northern section of the Ranch. The evening will be spent playing games, eating a real Dutch oven dinner, singing campfire songs, and listening to cowboy poetry. Guests will sleep in tents under a beautiful, star-filled sky. After a chuck wagon breakfast, shuttle vans will transport guests back to the resort where the hot tub awaits! This ride is offered only during the summer months and must be scheduled in advance.