Capitol Reef National Park will celebrate 75 years of conservation this August. In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt declared the Capitol Reef area a national monument. President Nixon subsequently changed the monument’s status to a national park in 1971. Since that time, Capitol Reef has welcomed millions of visitors to explore its beauty and its wonder. [...]
This July, on the fourteenth, the Division of Wildlife Resources will again host its Day of the Condor event. Every year the DWR sets up camp in a location in Southern Utah and invites the public to come view the rare Californian condor. This year, the “Day of the Condor” event will take place from [...]
Boulder, Utah is a little alpine town perfectly situated between the mountain high-country and the Grand Staircase National Monument. Boulder is a scenic destination that boasts an impressive museum and a host of specialty shops. This July, Boulder is holding its eight annual Heritage Festival. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch think the [...]
This spring, Southern Utah will experience a rare astronomical event – a complete solar eclipse. This type of eclipse won’t be seen again in Utah for nearly twelve years. In honor of this event, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have compiled a list of the best places to see the eclipse, and [...]
Walt Disney Pictures recently released John Carter. The film follows the story of a civil war soldier, John Carter, who is mysteriously transported to Mars. However, what got us so excited about the film were the filming locations here in Southern Utah. Because we found this one of the most appealing aspects of John Carter, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have compiled a list of the filming locations for you to visit.
One of the most iconic regions of Southern Utah is Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Monument Valley is, without question, a great place to drive through, but people seldom take the time to explore the fascinating locations nearby. This is unfortunate. We, at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, want you to make a few [...]
Actively searching for, and hopefully finding, precious and semi-precious gemstones is known as rock hounding. You can go rock hounding on any public land. In addition to gemstones, you can also extract reasonable amounts of invertebrate fossils and petrified wood. In many ways, rock hounding is like prospecting except that you are not allowed to [...]
If you’ve just spent a long day exploring Capitol Reef National Park, hiking, four-wheeling, or driving around southern Utah, you’ll probably want to unwind and spend the evening relaxing. If our basement game room isn’t for you, we have another suggestion — spend the evening at the Entrada Institiute.
One of the most interesting State Parks, in our opinion, is located just outside of Richfield, Utah. It’s the Fremont Indian State Park. This is also one of the least visited State Parks, which is unfortunate. Next time you’re driving on Interstate-70, consider stopping by. Here is some information on the park. […]
Native American’s have left a lasting impact on Southern Utah. If you like history, you will enjoy visiting the ruins that various tribes have left behind. You can learn a lot. Here is the Lodge at Red River Ranch’s list of the best American Indian ruins to visit in the state. […]