Starfest 2016!

It’s time once again for one of our favorite annual traditions, the Heritage Starfest. Every autumn Capitol Reef National Park and the Entrada Institute in Torrey team up to bring the wonder of the night sky to everyone. And it’s no wonder. This is one of the best places in the world for stargazing. If [...]

September 27th, 2016|Education, Lodge Announcements|

History of the National Park Service

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. [...]

August 25th, 2016|Education, Historical places|

Looking Forward

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: […]

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

A Brief Look Back…

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 [...]

July 24th, 2016|Education, Historical places|

Free Park Days 2016!

2015 was a good year for the National Park Service, in fact, it was the 99th anniversary of the government organization. And since we remember how to count, we know that this coming year will be the 100th year anniversary of the NPS. To celebrate, they will be having 16 fee-free days to play in any and all national parks. (Get it? 2016 – 16 free days!) By comparison 2015 only had nine fee-free days, so we all get a bonus in the coming year. […]

December 29th, 2015|Education, Nature, Travel|

Mesa Verde or Bust

Being Utah residents, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch usually write about the attractions that are found in Southern Utah. But, of course, every state has its own collection of amazing locations. And since, in nature, there are no state lines, we’re adding a special section to our blog – Nearly Nearby Attractions. And this post is about Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. […]

December 10th, 2015|Education, Nearly Nearby Attractions, Travel|

Heritage Star Fest 2015

It’s autumn again, and that means there is plenty happening in Capitol Reef country. The aspens are changing colors, the apples are ready to be picked, and, of course, the Heritage Starfest will take place. Every year, the Heritage Starfest Group comes to Capitol Reef National Park to provide a unique opportunity to view the night sky like a pro. This year, the event will take place on the 9th and 10th of October. […]

September 30th, 2015|Education, Nature|

History to Explore

A lot of people who visit Wayne County want to know a little bit more about the history of the area. So we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch gathered some information and compiled a short list of ways you can experience the history first-hand. The first settlers were, as you can imagine, Native American Indians. Anasazi and Hopi tribes lived in what is now Capitol Reef National Park and throughout the Boulder Mountain area. You can view petroglyphs inside Capitol Reef – which are easily accessible via board walk – and in lots of other places nearby. […]

August 10th, 2015|Education, Historical places|

Starfest 2014

It’s September again, and that means there is plenty happening in Capitol Reef country. The aspens are changing colors, the apples are ready to be picked, and, of course, the Heritage Starfest will take place. Every autumn, the Heritage Starfest Group comes to Capitol Reef National Park to provide a unique opportunity to view the night sky like a pro. This year, the event will take place on the 19th and 20th of September. […]

September 16th, 2014|Education, Entertainment|

Torrey Apple Days 2014

It’s mid-summer and things are happening here in Southern Utah! This friday is, of course, the 4th of July. And If you’re anything like us, you celebrate Independence Day by taking a mini-vacation. And if, on said mini-vacation, you find yourself in our neck of the woods (metaphorically speaking, because, you know, we live in the desert) here are a couple of things to check out this 4th of July weekend: […]

June 30th, 2014|Education, Entertainment, Travel|