Better Living Through Bad Cinema – BIFF

The month the acclaimed Bicknell International Film Festival will celebrate another year of the World’s worst cinema. For years the little community movie theatre in Bicknell runs a series of some of the best “B” movies of all time. These “best of the worst” are all picked for the yearly central theme. This year, conveniently timed with the predictions of the Mayan Calendar, the theme is “Doomsday 2012.” The Bicknell International Film Festival (affectionately called BIFF) is a truly an awesome experience you should not miss. […]

July 20th, 2012|Entertainment|

Driving The Burr Trail

Those of you who want to really see the best of Utah’s backcountry must drive the Burr Trail. This 68 mile winding road connects Capitol Reef’s Waterpocket Fold with Lake Powell and the alpine town of Boulder. The drive presents one of the most beautiful arrays of Southern Utah scenery imaginable. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love the Burr Trail and we are sure that you will too. Here is some more information that may convince you to drive this amazing route. […]

July 20th, 2012|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Photo Ops in Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef is one of the most beautiful places in Utah. The park is a spectacular array of sandstone folded and shaped by nature. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch encourage you to come capture the beauty of Capitol Reef. Whether you are a professional photographer or simply an avid fan, Capitol Reef will not disappoint those who come to photograph its wonder. […]

July 18th, 2012|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Best Hikes in Bryce

Bryce Canyon is one of Utah’s five national parks. Every year, more than a million people come to visit Bryce Canyon to admire the amazing scenery. Since the biggest attractions in Bryce are the hiking opportunities, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we’d compile a list of some of the best hikes in the park. Check them out – they’re pretty awesome. […]

July 18th, 2012|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Pick Your Own Fruit

Years ago, the pioneer settlement of Fruta planted hundreds of fruit trees in the sheltered canyon valley which since become Capitol Reef National Park. After the area became protected public land, the national park service decided to keep the fruit trees, allowing visitors to have access to the fruit. These “pick for yourself” orchards have become one the most distinctive features of Capitol Reef. […]

July 16th, 2012|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Happy Birthday Capitol Reef!

Capitol Reef National Park will celebrate 75 years of conservation this August. In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt declared the Capitol Reef area a national monument. President Nixon subsequently changed the monument’s status to a national park in 1971. Since that time, Capitol Reef has welcomed millions of visitors to explore its beauty and its wonder. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch invite you to come celebrate Capitol Reef’s 75th birthday with us this August. […]

July 14th, 2012|Education, Historical places, Nature, Travel|

Day of the Condor

This July, on the fourteenth, the Division of Wildlife Resources will again host its Day of the Condor event. Every year the DWR sets up camp in a location in Southern Utah and invites the public to come view the rare Californian condor. This year, the “Day of the Condor” event will take place from eight until noon on Kolob Reservoir Road. Kolob Reservoir is located about 21 miles north of the town of Virgin. […]

July 13th, 2012|Education, Nature, Travel, Wildlife|

Boulder and Such

Boulder, Utah is a little alpine town perfectly situated between the mountain high-country and the Grand Staircase National Monument. Boulder is a scenic destination that boasts an impressive museum and a host of specialty shops. This July, Boulder is holding its eight annual Heritage Festival. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch think the short drive to Boulder this summer is worth the trip. […]

July 13th, 2012|Education, Historical places, Outdoor adventures, Travel|