Zion’s Top Five

Zion National Park protects 150,000 acres of possibly the most incredible landscape in the North America. Every year almost 3 million people come from all across the world just to see the park’s natural splendors. In this amazing place, how do you decide what to see when you visit? To point you in the right direction, we’ve complied a list of the top 5 things to do in Zion. […]

January 28th, 2013|Education, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Winter in the Parks

Many people mistakenly believe that national parks aren’t as fun to check out during winter. This belief keeps the national parks of Southern Utah relatively unvisited from November to March. However, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have long maintained that you can have just as much fun in the winter as in the summer. Here are some reasons that you should get outside and go see a national park: […]

January 28th, 2013|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Ghost Towns of the Old West

The Lodge at Red River Ranch is situated in a land of legend. Before all of us, this part of Southern Utah has been the home of American Indian tribes, pioneers, prospectors, and outlaws. Throughout the time of the Old West, harsh conditions often forced these residents to abandon their communities. Evidence of this is seen in the ghost towns that remain throughout Southern Utah. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch really like visiting ghost towns; we think you will too. Check out these locations: […]

January 25th, 2013|Historical places, Travel|

Special Places – The Burr Trail

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 post focuses on the Burr Trail. […]

January 17th, 2013|Special Places Report|

The Three Ways of Zion

Zion is the most famous national park in Utah. It attracts more than three million visitors every year, from all over the globe. In fact, in many ways, Zion National Park has come to represent the best of Southern Utah. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love Zion National Park. These are our suggestions for what to do in Zion, depending on what type of vacation you have in mind: […]

January 12th, 2013|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

The Lone Ranger

Southern Utah is no stranger to the silver screen. Production crews routinely set up shop in the national parks and national monuments to capture our desert beauty on camera. Iconic films like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade have memorable scenes that where shot in Southern Utah. Disney recently filmed the exterior scenes of John Carter almost exclusively in Utah. And this year Disney will be releasing another movie that was partly filmed in Southern Utah, The Lone Ranger. […]

January 3rd, 2013|Entertainment|

Fremont River Trails

There are many, many great hikes in Capitol Reef National Park. Two of the most popular are the Fremont Gorge Overlook Trail and the Fremont River Trail. The first, ascends to Johnson’s Mesa, and provides a great panoramic view. The second is an easy trail that follows the Fremont River past the Capitol Reef campgrounds. Since the Fremont River is partly responsible for the formation of Capitol Reef National Park, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch think anyone who visits the park should take the time to hike one of these short trails. […]

January 2nd, 2013|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Happy 2013!

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch would like to thank all our guests for a great past year. We wish everyone happiness and prosperity in the New Year! […]

January 1st, 2013|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|