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Biological Soil Crust

If you’ve ever been hiking in the deserts of Southern Utah, then you’ve probably come across strange blackish bumps in the sand. These are actually colonies of diverse groups of bacteria, and collectively they are known as biological soil crust. You can find biological soil crusts in deserts everywhere across the world, and they play [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:51+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Education, Nature|

Spring Break in Southern Utah!

Spring Break is here! Whether you've got kids in elementary school, or you are looking for a break before those killer finals, you'll wanna get outside and play. And we at the Lodge can think of a better place than sunny Southern Utah. Here's our shortlist for Spring Break 2017: Moab, Arches and Canyonlands - [...]

2017-03-21T18:04:27+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Southern Utah for Shutterbugs

It’s no secret that Southern Utah is one of the most photogenic places in the country. Places like Zion, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon are perfect locations for photographers to capture the drama of the American Southwest. We, at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, are patrons of both art and adventure. And a photography [...]

2017-03-31T18:22:52+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Got Itineraries?

We at the Lodge work hard to help our guests have a great vacation. We’ve been providing suggestions for decades on what people can do when they visit our beautiful area. So, to make things a little easier, we’ve codified some of our best suggestions and built our very own itineraries. We’re excited to share [...]

2017-03-30T18:20:36+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Lodge Announcements, Outdoor adventures|

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

So there’s this little state park in Utah, near Kanab, called Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. (We know, it’s a mouthful to say.) It’s one of the smaller parks in the state, and certainly one of the least visited. But it’s also got something rather unique about it. For all intents and purposes, Coral [...]

2017-02-27T19:50:42+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Wildlife|

Special Places – Gypsum Sinkhole

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 [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:51+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Special Places Report|

Rainbow in Stone

There are a lot of national areas in Utah. Places like Arches and Zion National Park pull in the biggest crowds, but there are plenty of other places you should visit. One of the smallest national monuments in Utah is also one of the coolest. Rainbow Bridge National Monument is only 160 square acres, but [...]

2017-02-23T20:17:49+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Nature, Travel|

Winter Trip to the Parks

Here’s a secret we’d like to share with you - winter can actually be one of the best times to visit Utah’s national parks. Many people mistakenly think about the parks in terms of March to November. But we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are here to tell you otherwise. We’ve put together [...]

2017-01-27T20:10:37+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Outdoor adventures|

What Else to Do in Southern Utah

Look, we love the great outdoors, but sometimes it’s nice to do something else along with all that camping and hiking. So, if you’re planning on hanging out in Southern Utah this coming year, here are a couple of suggestions to add into your itinerary of outdoor adventure. Skiing – If you’re coming to Southern [...]

2017-01-23T19:51:21+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|