In the 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. Lodge 146 is a spacious 1800-square-foot luxury retreat that offers the unique experience of a rustic mountain getaway blended with the added luxury of a private sauna in the master suite. Located 3 miles from the East entrance of Zion National Park, Zion Mountain Resort is a perfect basecamp. During your vacation stay you can enjoy a relaxing stay in a cozy cabin or bring the whole family and stay in one of Zion Mountain Ranch’s lodges with stunning views. From horseback riding, canyoneering, mountain biking, hiking, and fly fishing, there’s no shortage of fun things to do on the ranch.
Zion National Park is just 5 minutes from the ranch. It’s a memorable name for sure. To the Mormon pioneers the term Zion referred to a heavenly city, making it the perfect moniker for this glorious canyon. The theme is continued with angels, temples, and thrones designated among the towering sandstone formations. All of which are the perfect setting for myriad forms of adventure and escape solace and solitude. If you find yourself within the park at sunrise or sunset, be prepared for a truly religious experience.
Bryce Canyon National Park. Just one hour from the ranch, you’ll find hoodoos and forest mixed. Bryce is a land of contrasts with towering green ponderosa pines against vibrant red and orange sandstone spires known as hoodoos. You are also likely to meet the most persuasive panhandlers you have ever encountered in the form of golden-mantled ground squirrels. For a local insight into sights and trails including Thor’s Hammer and Mossy Cave just inquire at our front desk.
Lake Powell. The lake is just 1.5 hours from the ranch. With more shoreline than the entire United States’ west coast, this aquatic wonderland begs to be explored. To enjoy this tall drink of water though, you will need a boat which you can rent or have chartered from the marina. Or get physical aboard a kayak or stand-up paddle board. Within minutes of being afloat, you will quickly recognize why this place was chosen as the backdrop for the original Planet of the Apes, it is out of this world. Be sure to check with the lake before setting sail, they can provide recommendations and tips for many lake services.
Grand Canyon, North Rim. Grand Canyon is just 2 hours from the ranch. You’ve most likely seen photos of the Grand Canyon one of the most popular tourist attractions in North America. The photos don’t come close to capturing the real experience. This chasm of creation is a spectacle of unmatched proportion. Set against a bleak desert landscape the earth lays bear one of its biggest scars, thereby revealing that much more of her beauty. While the Grand Canyon is only two hours away, the ranch can pack you a lunch to enjoy when you get there.