East Zion

East Zion is made up of outlying homes, a campground, and ranch resorts all along the east side of Zion National Park. Stay at a vacation rental, cabin, campground, yurt, conestoga wagons, and more with quick access on the quiet side of Zion National Park.

East Zion is home to Zion Mountain Ranch – Rustic cabings and lodges set in the scenic east mountains of Zion National Park, sits an authentic western destination that features not only premier Zion National Park lodging, but is the unique home of a roaming herd of buffalo. Farm to table dining is a unique passion at Zion Mountain Ranch. Their on-site restaurant Cordwood takes full advantage of our multiple organic gardens and aquaponic greenhouses to create a healthy and unique dining experience for guests.

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort can also be found within the community of East Zion. Zion Ponderosa is a mountain adventure ranch resort offering everything from tents to luxury accommodations. Guided hikes, horseback, rappel, swim & other exciting activities. Relax and bask in the solitude…Zion Ponderosa is a 4,000 acre ranch resort, literally bordering the east boundary of Zion National Park. Venture into the back-country of the park right from the ranch or you’re just 10-minutes from the east gate entrance.

Voted one of the best places to hike in America, enchanting Zion shows off the best of nature’s power and delicate beauty. the red and white walls of Navajo sandstone from the Jurassic Era rise 2,000 feet to the sky. Discovering Zion means discovering secret water falls draped with hanging gardens, world-famous slot canyons, natural arches and other marvels.

Entering Zion from the Mount Carmel Scenic Byway (East Gate), you will immediately find yourself overwhelmed by fantastic rock formations. Curious big-horn sheep may stare at you as you drive past. Just before entering the historic Zion Tunnel, pull over for your fist rewarding hike: The Canyon Overlook – a short, steep hike with dramatic views. Enjoy your drive through the historic 1.1-mile tunnel, take in teasing views from the giant slot ‘windows’ looking down into the canyon below. Continue zig-zagging along the switchbacks and pause at pull-outs with awesome views.