Spring is almost here! And while, admittedly, we’ve had some late snow this season, the general mildness of the winter has new growth already showing. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are pretty excited to celebrate the changing seasons. Consequently, we are once again complying a list of the best places to visit this spring. Here’s what we’ve got so far:
National Parks – this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise because, well, we love Utah’s five national parks. If the warmer weather gives you spring fever, think about all the hiking you could do in Arches National Park. Or if you’re more inclined towards peaceful contemplation, watch the newly born fawns in the blossoming orchards in Capitol Reef. Or, if you’re touring Utah for the first time, maybe you’d rather check out the majesty of Zion National Park. The point is, national parks are a great place to visit in the springtime.
State Parks and Beyond – the national parks are awesome (see the paragraph above) but there are a lot of really, really cool parts of Utah not contained inside the parks. So if you’re trying to find somewhere else (perhaps closer to where you are) look into the national monuments and state parks. Some of our favorites include Goblin Valley State Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Road Trip – perhaps the best way to see to it all. There are so many cool destinations in Utah that planing a road trip is pretty easy. If you want to do the granddaddy of all Utah road trips check out our blog post on the Grand Circle Tour.
Of course they plenty of other things you can do this spring in Southern Utah. And we’re sure you’ll think of some way to welcome back the warmer weather.