September 2016

Living Beauty: Flora and Fauna

September 5th, 2016|Nature, Wildlife|

Capitol Reef and the surrounding areas are geologically stunning, without a doubt. But part of the beauty of this place is also due to the flora and fauna of the desert. And while there may be fewer plants and animals here in general, the ones that do thrive in the arid rocks of Capitol Reef [...]

August 2016

History of the National Park Service

August 25th, 2016|Education, Historical places|

Today is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the organization responsible for the care and protection of our national parks and monuments. Which is a pretty important job. So to help celebrate all their hard work and dedication over the years, we at the Lodge thought we'd share a bit of their history. [...]

Looking Forward

August 22nd, 2016|Education, Nature, Outdoor adventures|

We at the lodge like to notify our guests of any upcoming events in the area – just in case you need to add some local flavor to your Southern Utah vacation. So, looking forward, there a couple of things we can suggest you check out in the coming weeks and months: […]

Summer Sendoff

August 21st, 2016|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

The last days of summer are upon us here in Southern Utah. Nights on Boulder Mountain have a noticeable chill to them. School is starting in a few weeks (depending, of course, on your school district.) So what do you do to capture the last few moments of summer vacation? We're glad you asked, because [...]

July 2016

Two Awesome August Events

July 30th, 2016|Entertainment|

We like to keep our guests up-to-date about any activities or events that take place in here in our neck-of-the-woods. So we’re excited to tell you about, not one, but two awesome events in Torrey this upcoming week. If you happen to be in town, you should stop by - it’ll be worth your time. [...]

A Brief Look Back…

July 24th, 2016|Education, Historical places|

Every 24th of July, Utah celebrates Pioneer Day. There are parades, fireworks and barbecues everywhere. In recognition of the first settlers of the Salt Lake Valley, the state looks back at it’s history and remembers. So we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we’d do a little remembering ourselves. There have been thousands [...]

Go to Cedar Breaks

July 17th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Okay, in this blog we’ve covered all sorts of destinations for you to visit in Southern Utah. The five national parks are, obviously our first recommendation to visitors. But for those who’ve been here before or are looking for something off the beaten path, we often recommend national monuments, which are less visited, but no less stunning. And Cedar Breaks is one of our favorite national monuments in Utah. […]

Be an Adventurer

July 7th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

In the great Southwest there are endless opportunities for high adventure. Here are some suggestions to experience the best of Southern Utah – brought to you by the Lodge at Red River Ranch. These ideas might help you plan a great vacation, or an exciting weekend. Boating in Lake Powell Lake Powell is in the Glen Canyon Recreation Area. It stretches over 26,000 square miles, winding through beautiful sandstone monoliths and pinnacles. There are many side canyons that can be explored on personal watercraft. Lake Powell is also one of the best cliff jumping spots in the nation. […]

June 2016

Torrey Apple Days 2016

June 27th, 2016|Entertainment, Lodge Announcements|

This upcoming weekend is Torrey Apple Days! In case you are unfamiliar with Apple Days, it is the best small-town Independence Day ever. Ever. The scenic tree-lined streets of Torrey and the fantastic background of red-rock cliffs set the stage for a picture-perfect celebration. So mark your calendars for the Saturday, July 2, 2016 – you’ll want to be there. Here’s the schedule of what to expect this year at Torrey Apple Days: […]

Coming to Utah?

June 15th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

So you’re coming to Southern Utah? It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time here, or your tenth – it never fails to impress. And since seeing everything isn’t even close to possible, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want you to see the best. So we’ve come up with the following: The Ultimate, Cannot Skip List. Just like the name implies, this is what we think you shouldn’t miss when you come to Southern Utah. […]