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 [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:52+00:00 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 [...]

2015-12-29T12:52:53+00:00 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. [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:53+00:00 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 [...]

2015-09-30T10:21:03+00:00 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 [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:54+00:00 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 [...]

2014-09-16T09:37:02+00:00 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 [...]

2014-06-30T20:05:57+00:00 June 30th, 2014|Education, Entertainment, Travel|

June Events 2014

There is a lot happening here in Southern Utah. So naturally we want you to make the most of it. The following is a list of the events in and around Capitol Reef for June 2014. On June 6th the Entrada Institute of Torrey will hold it’s first Cowboy Dinner in conjunction with the Broken [...]

2014-05-31T14:26:19+00:00 May 31st, 2014|Education, Historical places, Travel|

The Henry Mountains

The Henry Mountains are a very isolated mountain range in South Central Utah, near Capitol Reef. For anyone who wants to “get away from it all,” we can think of no better place. Incredibly, the Henrys were the last explored range in America, and the last to be named. Their namesake is Joseph Henry, the [...]

2014-04-12T06:56:57+00:00 April 12th, 2014|Education, Historical places|

Dinosaur Themed Vacation

Utah has many great features – most notably it’s scenery. There is, however, a rather unique aspect of Utah that many visitors overlook. We are, of course, talking about dinosaurs. The state has become famous for its abundance of dinosaur fossils. With that in mind, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have gathered [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:55+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Education, Nature|