The Lodge and its Bison

The American Bison is tied to the story of the Old West like almost no other creature. It provided food, clothing, and shelter for the native tribes that lived on the plains. It aided the trappers and the early wilderness explorers that came from the east. The bison fueled the spread of the pioneers, giving them the opportunity to settle new lands. But, unfortunately, the once numberless herds of bison were hunted to near extinction. Only small population pockets survived. However, the story is having a happy ending. The bison are now repopulating the west, serving as a symbol of American resilience. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are proud to support our own small herd of American Bison. […]

November 30th, 2011|Historical places, Nature|

Snowmobiling Southern Utah

Snow will soon come to Southern Utah. Which is perfect. It means you get the chance to explore the backcountry on snowmobile. Snowmobiling allows you to get into some seldom-visited areas of Utah. Here are two recreational areas near the Lodge that are perfect for snowmobiling. […]

November 30th, 2011|Outdoor adventures|

Hell’s Backbone

In this blog we’ve raved about Utah Highway 12 again and again. Cutting through Escalante- Grand Staircase National Monument, Highway 12 is one of the best scenic routes you will ever encounter. However, there is another road that connects the towns of Boulder and Escalante. It is known as Hell’s Backbone. […]

November 29th, 2011|Outdoor adventures|

Calf Creek Recreational Area

Winter may be coming, but there is still plenty of time to get in some fall hiking. One of the Lodge’s favorites is Calf Creek Falls. This hike is the main draw in the Calf Creek Recreational area on Highway 12 near Escalante. Loved by hikers everywhere, Calf Creek is a trail not to be missed. […]

November 29th, 2011|Historical places, Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Winter Tour of the National Parks

Thanksgiving has passed and winter is almost here. We at the Lodge however, feel there is still plenty of time to get in a National Park road trip. This is our suggested Late Fall/Early Winter Road trip. Check it out. […]

November 28th, 2011|Travel|

Three Regions of Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef National Park is a compilation of massive sandstone towers, highland plateaus, narrow canyons, and everything in between. It is a showcase of southwestern splendor. We at the lodge have unofficially subdivided Capitol Reef into three geological sections. There is the Main Thoroughfare area, Cathedral Valley, and the Waterpocket Fold. Each has something a little different to offer. […]

November 28th, 2011|Outdoor adventures|

The Fantastic Burr Trail

The Burr Trail is one of the best scenic roads in Southern Utah. Starting in Boulder, Utah, the Burr Trail winds 68-miles through unforgettable scenery to the town of Bullfrog, near Lake Powell. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love taking this route, and we’re pretty sure you will too. Here are some tips and pointers for anyone that wants to drive the Burr Trail. […]

November 11th, 2011|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Annual Events in Capitol Reef

The Capitol Reef area hosts many fun events each year. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch encourage our guests to participate in these annual activities. To help you know what is happening and where, we’ve compiled a list of the top not-to-miss events. […]

November 1st, 2011|Travel|