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 [...]

2016-06-06T10:17:16+00:00 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 [...]

2016-05-31T09:49:28+00:00 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 [...]

2016-05-21T15:46:58+00:00 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 [...]

2016-04-28T13:38:22+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Lodge Announcements, Nature|

Biking Utah

There are a lot of reasons to come to Utah. We’ve got the best ski resorts, five awesome national parks, lakes, mountains, rivers, and more scenery than you can experience in a lifetime. People come from all over the world to explore the natural beauty of the state – and, interestingly, one of the biggest [...]

2016-04-16T11:29:42+00:00 April 16th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Top 5 Hikes in Zion

It’s springtime, and that means spring fever. And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch know the best cure - Zion National Park. So back your bags and head to south to the crown jewel of Utah’s park system. To help take the guess work out of your trip, we’ve got a list of [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:53+00:00 March 19th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch

On the Utah-Arizona border there is a fantastic spot known as Paria Canyon. Paria Canyon, and its most famous tributary - Buckskin Gulch - are the slot canyons to visit in Utah. If fact you've probably seen a photograph of Buckskin Gulch without knowing it. Here's why you should go to Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch: [...]

2016-05-04T18:29:11+00:00 March 13th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Spring Skiing

Spring is practically here in Southern Utah, with temperatures reaching 60 degrees in Capitol Reef this week. If you’re like us, this is really good news. But, here’s the thing, we aren’t quite ready to give up on our favorite winter pastime – skiing. And fortunately we don’t have to (yet.) There’s still plenty of [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:53+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Ultimate Spring Vacation

Around this time of year, when the winter seems to have lasted just long enough, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch begin thinking of spring vacations. And we’re not the only ones. If you’re yearning for some sunshine, and can’t wait to start making plans until March or April, then check out this [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:53+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Winter Options

We’ll be honest, winter isn’t our favorite time of year. Luckily, in Southern Utah there are plenty of ways to help pass the colder months. Typically (not necessarily this year, but typically) the weather is still pretty great during the winter – so playing outside is still an option. Then, if you head into the [...]

2016-01-15T13:37:36+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures|