Summer Sendoff

The last days of summer are upon us here in Southern Utah. Nights on Boulder Mountain have a noticeable chill to them. School is starting in a few weeks (depending, of course, on your school district.) So what do you do to capture the last few moments of summer vacation? We're glad you asked, because [...]

August 21st, 2016|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

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|

What To Do This May

May is a great month to be in Utah, it’s not too hot and it’s not too cool. The weather is pleasant – not a cloud in the sky – and the foliage is returning and flowering. Basically it’s the perfect time to play outside. This is the Lodge at Red River Ranch’s list of the top 5 things to do in Southern Utah this May: […]

May 12th, 2016|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

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 tourism draws is bicycling. We’re not really too surprised by this fact. We have hundreds of cyclists show up every year for the Capitol Reef Classic, which takes place right in our backyard. But what most enthusiasts come to Utah to experience is hardcore, off-trail, mountain biking. And the number one spot in the state is Moab. […]

April 16th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Canyon Country is the Best

Canyon Country is the general term applied to a large swath of land in South Central Utah. While most people generally use Canyon Country as a synonym for San Juan County, the actually boundaries stretch from Canyonlands National Park to Lake Powell. So it’s pretty big. And there is no shortage of things to see and do in Canyon Country. We made a list to help you discover some of them for yourself: […]

April 8th, 2016|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Spring Break in Southern Utah!

Spring Break is here! Whether you've got kids in elementary school, or you are looking for a break before those killer finals, you'll wanna get outside and play. And we at the Lodge can think of a better place than sunny Southern Utah. Here's our shortlist for Spring Break 2016: Moab, Arches and Canyonlands - [...]

March 23rd, 2016|Outdoor adventures, Travel|