Grand Staircase Canyons

There is nothing quite like exploring the desert backcountry. Some of the wildest, and most intensely beautiful, areas of Southern Utah are the canyons of the Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. Anyone who wants to try a little exploration should check these canyons out. […]

August 24th, 2012|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Biking Moab

Moab is a haven for mountain bikers everywhere. The desert sands and rock flows make for some of the best conditions for adventure biking. Biking in Moab has become so popular that manufacturers have made models specifically for the Moab environment. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we’d compile a list of three of the top biking trails at Moab. Check them out – they’ll satisfy any mountain biking urge. […]

August 23rd, 2012|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

Utah has come to be defined by its pioneer heritage, incredible ski slopes, and desert geology. But it also takes its place among the foremost pre-historical sites in the nation. Paleontology is the branch of science that deals with (and excavates) fossils. And Utah is a paleontologist’s playground. The most spectacular fossils are, without a doubt, dinosaur remains. Utah has some amazing dinosaur dig sites – including the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. […]

August 22nd, 2012|Education, Historical places, Nature|

Lake Powell Revisited

Summers in Southern Utah can become blisteringly hot. The best cure for an Utahan heat wave is 186-miles of water. We are, of course, talking about Lake Powell. Located on the Utah/Arizona border, Lake Powell is one of the best water recreation sites in either state. If you plan to visit Southern Utah this summer, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch recommend a splash in Lake Powell to cool off. […]

August 21st, 2012|Historical places, Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Paiute ATV Trail

Summer is the season for getting outdoors to explore nature. And if you like to explore nature from the seat of an all-terrain vehicle, then one of the best spots to go this summer is the Paiute ATV Trail. This unique course forms a 275-mile loop throughout the heart of South Central Utah. The Paiute ATV Trail has been rated by various riding magazines and routinely falls among the top ten routes in the nation. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch encourage you to get out and ride the Paiute Trail. […]

August 16th, 2012|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Twin Lakes of Southern Utah

While Southern Utah is usually defined by it’s national parks and dry desert scenery, there are some exceptions. Several lakes and reservoirs provide water recreation to balance out the usual dose of hiking and exploring. There are two reservoirs in particular that enjoy great popularity. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want to recommend Quail Creek and Sand Hollow State Parks. […]

August 15th, 2012|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

The Lodge’s Top 5

Southern Utah boasts an impressive collection of scenery. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want you to experience the best of this rugged and breathtaking country. So, to help you out, we’ve created a write-up of the coolest places in in our backyard. This list should help you plan an end of summer get-away, or at least get you thinking about visiting Southern Utah. […]

August 15th, 2012|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Wayne County Fair

Every year the residents of Wayne County (the home county of Capitol Reef National Park and of the Lodge at Red River Ranch) put on a county fair. The fair showcases the agricultural feats of the people and celebrates the rich heritage of the area. If you plan to be in Wayne County this August, think about going to some of the events. It is an opportunity that few tourists ever experience. […]

August 8th, 2012|Entertainment, Travel|