is located in the heart of Southern Utah's color country and is Utah's
most popular national park for horseback
Zion National Park was first discovered by Native
Americans who refused to enter the enchanted walls of the Park at night.
pioneers hired Indian guides to tour them through the Park on horseback.
More than a century later, Zion remains home to some of the most scenic
horseback riding tours and trails in the Western
Ponderosa Ranch Resort is an all-inclusive adventure resort located
on the east rim of the Park. The Ranch is located high in the pines
at nearly 6,500 feet above sea level on the east plateau overlooking
the park. Surrounded
by a forest of ponderosa pine, Zion Ponderosa was once home to a pioneer
logging camp for horseback riding. Many
of the old pioneer trails and horseback riding roads remain and provide
guests of the ranch short, medium, and overnight horseback rides through
rugged, Rocky Mountain high country.