Welcome to a great National Park experience!
That's right!... Zion Ponderosa Resort sits at 6,500' above sea level. Our 4,000 acre ranch and resort is part of a large forested plateau that borders the eastern edge of Zion National Park and just a short drive from Bryce Canyon National Park. Click here to see an aerial view of Zion Ponderosa and Zion National Park.
Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park are located in the Western United States, in the southwest part of the state of Utah. Zion National Park is Utah's oldest national park and one of the most popular parks in the country. The red and white sandstone formations within Zion National Park stretch thousands of feet above the valley floor and offer magnificent views. It's no mistake that Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort is located amidst America's highest concentration of natural scenic wonders.
Air Travel: The closest airport for airline passenger service to the Zion National Park area is located in St. George, Utah. Daily flights connect to St. George from Denver and Salt Lake City. Jet and plane service is provided for United and Delta Airlines by Skywest Airlines, one of America's finest regional air companies. Las Vegas International Airport is 3 hours (driving), and Salt Lake International Airport is 4.5 is approx. hours drive time.
Car Rental: There are many national brand car rental companies located either in St. George, Las Vegas, or Salt Lake City.
Shuttle: Excellent shuttle services are available from Las Vegas Airport to St. George, and arrangements can be made for transportation from St. George to Zion Ponderosa through companies such as St. George Shuttle.
Directions from I-15: Take scenic Highway 9 to route marker #46 just 2 miles outside the east gate of Zion National Park. Then turn north on the paved North Fork Road. Follow the signs along the very scenic drive (just five miles) to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort. You Can't Miss It!... The next map is a closer view of the North Fork road. You're welcome to print this page for use as you travel.
Tunnel - Important Note: After 8:00 pm. (During Summer Months)- the Zion Tunnel is closed to over-sized vehicles that need two lanes to get through the tunnel. If your vehicle is small enough to fit in one lane, you can go through, otherwise it may be best to travel around the park from Hurricane to Kanab, to Mt. Carmel and to the North Fork road. (Tunnel Information link). Please call us directly for details.
Click here for a map that offers a close-up view of our cabins and activity areas.
Click here for a link to our location in Google Maps.
GPS - Please note that we are located near the border of Zion National Park, but our mailing address is a P.O. Box in Orderville, Utah which is several miles away. However, for your vehicle or personal GPS - entering the following address should provide a correct destination point:
"Twin Knolls Rd, Orderville, UT 84758"
Please note that the North Fork road that leads to our location is a fine paved road, but we are blessed to be in a pristine and somewhat remote area.
GPS Coordinates for the Ranch - N 37 16.271 W 112 52.532
Directions From Northern Utah on Interstate 15: You have two options.
a- The Shortest Travel Time - Come south of the town of Beaver on I-15 to Highway 20 (exit 95). You will turn to the East (left on the overpass) and follow this road approximately 20 miles. At the junction of Scenic Highway 89 you will turn right (south) and go seven miles to the town of Panguitch. In downtown Panguitch at the main intersection you will turn left (East) to stay on highway 89. Continue on highway 89 south for approximately 50 miles to Mount Carmel Junction. Here you will turn right onto Scenic Highway 9. You will travel 11 miles to the turn (North Fork Rd - turn right) to travel to Zion Ponderosa. Then follow this road for five miles to our main gate. (see above maps) Next is a link to our location in Google Maps.
b- Scenic Route through Zion National Park - Take I-15 south to the Toquerville / Hurricane (#27) exit. Travel 10 miles through Toquerville on Highway 17. Turn left on Highway 9 and follow the signs to Zion National Park. Enter the Park, go through both tunnels, exit the park on the East side. Drive two miles and watch for North Fork Rd. sign on the right. Turn left onto North Fork Rd. and drive five miles. (see above maps) Next is a link to our location inGoogle Maps.
Directions From Denver:
Go west on 70 to Grand Junction, Colorado. Continue west on 70 past Richfield, Utah to the small community of Sevier. Turn south (left) on Highway 89. Go south through Panguitch, Glendale, Orderville and Mt. Carmel. Turn right at Mt. Carmel Junction and follow highway 9 for approx. 14 miles to the North Fork Rd. Turn right on North Fork Road and go five miles to Zion Ponderosa. Next is a link to our location in Google Maps.
Directions From Phoenix:
North on 17 to Flagstaff, then follow 89 north from Flagstaff to Marble Canyon. Cross Navajo Bridge and go west to Jacob Lake and then follow 89 north through Fredonia, Kanab and to Mt. Carmel Junction. At Mt. Carmel Junction turn left (west) and follow Highway 9 for approx. 14 miles to the North Fork Rd. Turn right on North Fork Road and go five miles to Zion Ponderosa. Next is a link to our location in Google Maps.
Canyon Country National Parks Map
** We do not refund due to inclement weather.
** The Zion National Park Fee is $25.00 per car for 7 days or use an annual parks pass ($80.00)