Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, Orderville, Utah

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Every year my little family of four meets up with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents for an awesome family reunion. This year, the location was Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, just five minutes outside the East entrance to Zion National Park.
Lodging at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort ranges from camping locations and small private cabins to large vacation homes, like the Moose Lodge which easily slept our group of 42. The industrial kitchen was perfect for our large group, but for those of you less inclined to cook your own food while on vacation, a restaurant is available at the lodge.

What was most fun about staying at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort was participating in their Adventure Package. Big E loved the bungee trampoline, miniature golf, and swimming in the pool (complete with two slides and two hottubs). I loved the zip line and the barn dance. 
But the real winner of the trip was Mountain Dad who spent as much free time as possible driving this Polaris Ranger Utility vehicle. It’s like a four wheeler that can seat the kids comfortably in back, while riding up gnarly rock trails to beautiful vistas.

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort was a great gathering place near Zion National Park. My one complaint was that they do not have recycling facilities. Zion National Park supports going green so much, it no longer sells bottles of water to prevent waste, but Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort didn’t have even the basic recycling facilities available. I hope that changes soon.

If you’re looking for a fun getaway spot near Zion National Park, make sure to check out this one!

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Author: Mountain Mom

Hi! I'm Mountain Mom. I live with my husband and three young kids in the mountains near Sundance, Utah. When we're not hiking, biking, skiing and camping, I spend my time doing Mom stuff and reading. Summer of 2016 we traveled over 7,000 miles along the US National Park to Park Highway.

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