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Moab Giants Dinosaur Park

Did you know that there is a dinosaur themed adventure park in Southern Utah? Located just outside of the town of Moab, the Moab Giants Dinosaur Park and Track Museum is the perfect place to have some fun and learn about dinos. Utah is famous (in certain circles) for the various species of dinosaurs that [...]

2017-05-29T17:30:33+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Education, Entertainment|

Top 5 Things in Capitol Reef

We’re pretty familiar with Capitol Reef. Partly because we live right next door to it, but mostly because we think it’s the best national park in Utah. And we hope you’ll agree with us when you go for a visit. To help you get the most of your time in the park, we’ve made a [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:51+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Earth Day

Tomorrow is April 22nd, which means it’s Earth Day! Earth Day got it’s start as a college movement in the 1970s. Today it’s celebrated in 193 countries all over the world every year. It’s a day to remember and refocus on important conservational efforts. But in the United States, it also means free entrance to [...]

2017-04-21T17:57:20+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Education, Nature|

Monument Valley is the American West

If you’ve ever watched a western, you’ve probably seen a sweeping shot of some lonely sandstone monoliths rising from the desert and touching the sky. Most likely, you’re seeing Monument Valley. It has become the de facto symbol for the American West - at least in film and television. (If you want confirmation, check out [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:51+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Nearly Nearby Attractions, Travel|

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|