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|

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 [...]

2016-11-01T15:00:01+00:00 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 [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:52+00:00 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 [...]

2016-08-29T05:51:01+00:00 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 [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:52+00:00 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 [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:53+00:00 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 [...]

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|

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 [...]

2016-05-12T11:15:35+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Outdoor adventures, Travel|