Grand Circle Tour

The Grand Circle tour is the legendary tour of all five of Utah’s national parks. It is the perfect road trip at any time of year, including winter. The winter is much milder in most of southern Utah, providing a welcome escape from the northern part of the state. Also during winter, there are far fewer crowds in the national parks. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch suggest this Grand Circle route. We are assuming that you are coming from Salt Lake City. Of course, you can start the circle tour from many different points. […]

December 29th, 2012|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

The Best Ice Fishing…Anywhere

Just because the lakes are frozen, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still have an awesome winter fishing experience. Ice fishing can be just as fun as summer fishing, if somewhat colder. (We definitely recommend warm clothes and good boots.) To help you in your winter fishing adventure, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have pooled the knowledge of the locals to bring you this list of the best ice fishing in the state. Check out the Division of Wildlife Resource’s webpage here for further information on ice fishing in Utah, including safety tips. […]

December 28th, 2012|Outdoor adventures, Wildlife|

Eagle Point Ski Resort

In our blog we’ve mentioned Brian Head ski resort several times. We at the Lodge at Red River love going to Brain Head each season and spending some time on the mountain. Recently, however, another resort has opened in Beaver. And it’s caught our attention. It’s called Eagle Point. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we should gather some information about this new ski resort in Southern Utah. (All information current as of this writing.) […]

December 21st, 2012|Outdoor adventures|

Winter Time Fun

Although many people don’t know it, winter in Southern Utah can be just as fun as summer. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love exploring the Great Outdoors during all seasons. Here’s a list of some of the reasons why you should get outside during the winter and come play in Southern Utah. […]

December 19th, 2012|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

2012’s Top 5 Adventures

As the year winds down, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought it would be appropriate to review our favorite adventures of 2012. This then, is our top five countdown. We hope you had as much fun as we did this year. […]

December 18th, 2012|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Capitol Reef versus Zion

We’ve been asked many times which is the better national park, Capitol Reef or Zion? This is a nearly impossible question to answer, as people value different aspects of each park. But here is our attempt to help you decide which is better for you. […]

December 17th, 2012|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Special Places – Brimhall Bridges

Capitol Reef National Park is a place of spectacular beauty; it has so many areas of special, natural wonder. Unfortunately, very few people get to visit these special places. In an effort to make these hidden treasures known to the public, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have created this blog series to highlight the best-unknown places of Capitol Reef. Watch for new “Special Places” posts. This blog focuses on Brimhall Bridges. […]

December 15th, 2012|Outdoor adventures, Special Places Report, Travel|

Winter Augmentation

As much as we like the great outdoors, sometimes it’s nice to supplement hiking with other activities, especially in the winter. If you’re looking for other things to do in Southern Utah, consider these suggestions. We at The Lodge at Red River Ranch think you can make the perfect vacation by adding a few of these ideas into your itinerary. […]

December 9th, 2012|Travel|