Autumn is the best

Autumn is probably our favorite season. We love the crisp feeling in the air, carving pumpkins, eating turkey at Thanksgiving, and, of course, seeing the all the fall colors. Nothing beats a scenic mountain drive amid the changing leaves. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have tried to make autumn scenic drives an [...]

September 19th, 2016|Nature|

Living Beauty: Flora and Fauna

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 [...]

September 5th, 2016|Nature, Wildlife|

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|

Go to Cedar Breaks

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. […]

July 17th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Be an Adventurer

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. […]

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

Coming to Utah?

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. […]

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

Petrified Forest in Escalante

There are a lot of really famous parts of Southern Utah. Such as Zion National Park. But then there are the lesser known, local secrets. One of these secret places is Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. Even among those you pass through the town of Escalante, the park is largely unvisited. But if your plans take you along Highway 12 through the Grand Staircase, spare a thought for The Petrified Forest. It’s actually pretty cool. The park is located outside of the town of Escalante. It encompasses 1,300 acres of desert, preserving ancient fossils from plant and animals species – including dinosaurs. […]

June 6th, 2016|Nature, Travel|

What To Do In Arches & Canyonlands

Spring is the perfect time to get outside and play in the national parks. But sometimes it can be had to decide which national park you should visit. One of the choices frequently made is between Arches and Canyonlands. They’re both really close to each other, and they both share the city of Moab as their gateway town – so ideally, you should visit them both. But if you have to choose, this list might help you decide. […]

May 31st, 2016|Nature, Travel|

Red Canyon Is The Place To Be

There is always more to see in Southern Utah. Even if you’ve been to all five national parks in the state – Zion, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Arches and Canyonlands, you’ve only scratched the surface. There are still so many places to see and explore, each with its own unique offerings. And one such place is Red Canyon. […]

May 21st, 2016|Nature, Travel|

The American Bison!

We heard some exciting news this week. The American Bison – you might call it the buffalo – is about to become our national mammal, joining the Bald Eagle as a symbol of the United States. Which we think is pretty cool, considering that the bison is also the symbol for The Lodge at Red River Ranch. And we have a herd of them in our front pasture. […]

April 28th, 2016|Lodge Announcements, Nature|