Guest Ranches & Cabins

An authentic way to truly experience the natural wonders of this region is to stay at a guest ranch. There are numerous phenomenal guest ranches in the greater Zion area.

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A Zion Park vacation is a trip out West. An authentic way to truly experience the natural wonders of this region is to stay at a guest ranch. There are numerous phenomenal guest ranches in the greater Zion area, including The Ponderosa Ranch, in Mt. Carmel, UT, which is an exceptional guest ranch experience, and also offers numerous other adventures. Or, stay in a rustic (or elegant) cabin to add to your Zion National Park vacation experience.



Zion Mountain Ranch

Discover Southern Utah’s authentic destination that features not only premier Zion National Park lodging, but is the unique home of a roaming herd of buffalo, organic working gardens that produce for the Buffalo Grill, clear night skies, nightly campfires, Zion Park horseback riding, and an unpretentious atmosphere to unwind in.

9065 W. Hwy 9
Zion East Entrance, UT  84755
(435) 648-2555




Dude Ranchers’ Association

Helping folks find Quality Dude Ranch and Guest Ranch Vacations since 1926. Representing 12 Western States and two Canadian provinces. FREE DIRECTORY.

1122 12th Street
Cody, WY 82414
(866) 399-2339
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Zion Lodge

Zion Lodge, Zion National Park, Utah by McGhiever (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Zion Lodge

With 40 cabins, 75 hotel rooms and 6 suites, this beautiful lodge lies in the middle of a hiker’s paradise.  The Zion Lodge is the only in-park lodge at Zion National Park.

Zion Canyon Scenic Dr
Zion National Park, UT, 84767
(888) 297-2757



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Top Ten Things to do in Zion Park

1. Explore a Slot Canyon

Zion possesses one of the areas richest treasure troves for intrepid explorers willing to match their wits, their legs and their fingers against Mother Nature.

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2. Look for Rock Arches in Utah’s National Parks

These geological phenomena are formed when water percolates through cracks, and it freezes and expands, cracking and carving rock into natural arches.

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3. Delve into Zion History

There are tens of thousands of ruins, artifacts, petroglyphs and pictographs throughout the region. One of the most fun things you can do is find an ancient artifact on your own.

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4. Listen to the Experts

Varied ranger-led programs are meant to inspire and educate visitors of Zion National Park. These varied programs can feature film, slides, and other forms of presentation.

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5. Explore The Narrows

The Narrows are easily accessed by everyone. The hike begins at Temple of Sinawava, then winds along the paved pathway of Riverside Walk to the beginning of the area where the canyon walls narrow.

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6. Watch Wildlife

Utah has some amazing animal populations– big cats, buffalo, bears, and more. With a little persistence you can catch a glimpse of many of Utah’s native residents.

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7. Drive the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway

With switchbacks, slickrock and sweeping views with seasonal waterfalls, the approach has numerous spots where you can pull off the road for a better view or to take a short hike, encapsulating many of the highlights seen elsewhere in this most scenic of areas.

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8. Soak in fabulous scenery

Utah is know for its striking scenery, but Zion stands above the rest. With breathtaking waterfalls, towering cliffs, narrow canyons and numerous water features, it is hard to image a place more beautiful.

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9. Visit a Museum

The Southwest is dotted with small museums set up by an individual or a small group who really wanted to tell people about something. These mini-gems of museums are worth the time and money.

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10. Go Where the Locals Go – Kanab, Snow Canyon, Red Cliffs

With 15 miles of trails through coral-colored Navajo sandstone interspersed with snow white cliffs, dark lava flows and bright red sand dunes, the five-mile Snow Canyon Park draws rock climbers, photographers, spelunkers, RVers and hikers.

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