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 [...]

February 8th, 2017|Nature, Travel|

Top 5 Things to Do in Bryce this Winter

If your looking for an easy weekend getaway this holiday season, we know just the place - Bryce Canyon National Park. You may be wondering to yourself what there is to do in Bryce Canyon during the winter. The answer, plenty. In addition to the natural beauty, fresh air, and sunshine that you’ll get to [...]

December 19th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Capitol Reef – for the Discerning Tourist

Capitol Reef is Utah’s best national park. (Of course that’s just our opinion, but it’s also the right opinion.) Don’t believe us? Here are three reasons why Capitol Reef is the superior national park - Playing all the hits – Capitol Reef has all the best scenery in one place. If you like slot canyons, [...]

November 26th, 2016|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

The Utahopian Dictionary [Re-issued]

There are so many things to do and see in Southern Utah, sometimes it can be tough to narrow it down. That’s where this list which we’ve dubbed the “Utahopian Dictionary: an A to Z guide to Southern Utah” comes in. While it doesn’t provide a complete catalouge of what you might discover, it should [...]

November 15th, 2016|Travel|

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 [...]

November 8th, 2016|Nature, Travel|

Long Fall Hikes

The warm weather is winding down in Southern Utah, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have some last-minute fun-in-the sun. We’re talking about doing some of those really long hikes - the ones that might be too strenuous to attempt in the heat of summer. So here is the Lodge at Red River Ranch’s [...]

October 27th, 2016|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Dinosaurs!

Most kids we know like dinosaurs. (Heck, most adults we know like dinosaurs.) Walking among fossils formed eons ago can be both an exciting and educational experience. And there are many places in the Western United States where you can enjoy this type of “fossil nature-walk.” One of our favorites is the aptly named Dinosaur [...]

October 7th, 2016|Education, Travel|

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|