Capitol Reef Adventure

Capitol Reef is an epic playground. It’s got everything that an outdoor enthusiast could possibly want. Narrow slot canyons? Check. Sweeping vistas? Check. Arches and natural bridges? Check. Heck, Capitol Reef even has pay-to-pick fruit orchards! We can’t think of better place to hang out this summer. And if you’re wondering what you should do [...]

2017-06-27T16:05:56+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Earth Day

Tomorrow is April 22nd, which means it’s Earth Day! Earth Day got it’s start as a college movement in the 1970s. Today it’s celebrated in 193 countries all over the world every year. It’s a day to remember and refocus on important conservational efforts. But in the United States, it also means free entrance to [...]

2017-04-21T17:57:20+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Education, Nature|

Biological Soil Crust

If you’ve ever been hiking in the deserts of Southern Utah, then you’ve probably come across strange blackish bumps in the sand. These are actually colonies of diverse groups of bacteria, and collectively they are known as biological soil crust. You can find biological soil crusts in deserts everywhere across the world, and they play [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:51+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Education, Nature|

Southern Utah for Shutterbugs

It’s no secret that Southern Utah is one of the most photogenic places in the country. Places like Zion, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon are perfect locations for photographers to capture the drama of the American Southwest. We, at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, are patrons of both art and adventure. And a photography [...]

2017-03-31T18:22:52+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Rainbow in Stone

There are a lot of national areas in Utah. Places like Arches and Zion National Park pull in the biggest crowds, but there are plenty of other places you should visit. One of the smallest national monuments in Utah is also one of the coolest. Rainbow Bridge National Monument is only 160 square acres, but [...]

2017-02-23T20:17:49+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Nature, Travel|

Fish Lake Snowmobile Complex

We’ve had our first hints of snow here in Southern Utah. And for many, that spells doom for their outdoor plans. However, we have an answer for all you adventure junkies out there - snowmobiling. It’s like ATVs for snow. And, actually, snowmobiling can open up areas of Utah that you might not otherwise see. [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:52+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Canyons of the Grand Staircase

Utah is a pretty big state. And no matter how many times you’ve visited it, you’ll always be able to discover new places. One of the wildest, and most intensely beautiful, area of Southern Utah is the Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. We’ve written extensively about the Burr Trail and Calf Creek, the most well-known attractions [...]

2016-11-28T13:00:46+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Nature, Travel|

Velvet Ridge

If you've ever visited us at the Lodge, you will have noticed those great, big cliffs behind us. That is Velvet Ridge, and it extends for miles in both directions, giving Red Rich Ranch its dramatic backdrop. As the sunlight moves across the face of Velvet Ridge, shadows appear and retreat, creating an ever-changing landscape. [...]

2016-11-01T14:57:15+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures|