There is nothing more refreshing taking a horseback ride on a clear,
crisp winter day. Zion Ponderosa's winter horseback rides take guests
to incredible view of the Park whether there is several feet of snow
on the ground, or if it's dry. Guest chan choose from the following
Checkerboard Overlook Ride
This ride is mainly flat and takes approximately one hour. Riders traverse
the plateau which overlooks Checkerboard Mesa in the Park. Many species
of natural trees and shrubs line the trail. Riders see Checkerboard
Mesa from a number of different views. Photo taking is encouraged. This
is an easy ride for beginners and a good warm-up for old timers.
Jolley Gulch Ride
Jolley Gulch is a cool, tree lined ravine that is home to large ponderosa
pine trees and an old homesteader's cabin that dates back to the beginning
of the 1900's. Jolley Gulch ends at the Cave Canyon dryfall, a spectacular
300 foot cliff in the Park that is home to a small stream following
thunderstorms. Riders can cross through the Gulch to the Park fence
where they tie up their horses. Guests can then walk the additional
50 yards on foot to the stunning dryfall. This ride is excellent for
beginners or more experienced riders and lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
Guests who are interested in additional horseback riding can schedule
longer rides with our wranglers. Zion Ponderosa will provide rain gear
for riders, however, we do recommend bringing warm clothing for the
cooler days. Horseback riding is available at no extra charge for our
all-inclusive guests age 8 and older.