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|

Best Heritage State Park in Utah

If you’ve ever been driving along Interstate 70, just outside of Richfield, Utah, then you’ve probably seen a sign for the Fremont Indian State Park and Museum. The blink-and-you’ll-miss-it state park is located along the freeway, in Clear Creek Canyon. Although the detour might not seem worth it to you, we’re here to inform you otherwise. […]

November 9th, 2015|Historical places, Travel|

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|

A New Year is Here

Today is the last day of 2014, and tomorrow welcomes a new year. Many people make resolutions for the new year, but we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch like to remember the things we did in the months past. We made a goal to explore new places in Southern Utah. So we’d like to share with you our list of to-dones: […]

December 31st, 2014|Historical places, Lodge Announcements, Travel|

Utahopian Dictionary – Update

There are so many things to do and see in Southern Utah. So to help you sort through everything, we brainstormed and came up with The Utahopian Dictionary: an A to Z guide to Southern Utah. While this doesn’t provide a total list of the things you might discover, we hope it helps spark your imagination. […]

July 25th, 2014|Historical places, Nature, Outdoor adventures, 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 Spur Restaurant. […]

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 noted physicist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institute. This mountain range still has many mysteries. […]

April 12th, 2014|Education, Historical places|

A Short History Lesson

The first settlers were, of course, Native American Indians. Anasazi and Hopi tribes lived in what is now Capitol Reef National Park and Boulder Mountain. You can view petroglyphs inside Capitol Reef (especially along the board walk) and in lots of other places nearby. Drive into Fish Creek Cove and see more rock art up close. Then take the road up to the town of Boulder and visit the Anasazi Museum. […]

March 4th, 2014|Education, Historical places|

New Year, New Experiences

We’ve reached the end of 2013. And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want to thank all our guests for a great time together. We hope that the new year promises new chances for more exploration. Happy 2014, everyone! To conclude the year, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten places that we’ve visited this year. (A little something to get you thinking about your own plans for 2014.) Here’s the list: […]

December 30th, 2013|Historical places, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Our History

One of the things that we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love about this region of Southern Utah is the history. There have been thousands of years of human history lived in these deserts. And each tribe or group or civilization that lived here left its mark. We encourage you to check out the history of this land by visiting some of these sites: […]

August 31st, 2013|Education, Historical places|