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Winter Options

Winter Options

Posted in: Nature, Outdoor adventures on January 15, 2016.

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 hills, you can go snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. So while we may not love the snow as much as we love the sun, this is The Lodge at Red River Ranch’s list of winter fun choices:

Option One – Embrace the Cold
There are a lot of things to do in Southern Utah if you are the type that enjoys the snow. Go skiing at Brian Head and Eagle Point ski resorts. Both are fantastic places to shred powder, and are less crowded than their larger cousins in the Salt Lake area. Or, as we mentioned above, you can go snowmobiling in the national forests. And if you like fishing, try your hand at ice-fishing at Fish Lake. If you want to see something truly awesome, head to Bryce Canyon National Park after a fresh snowfall. It is spectacular.

The point is, if you like to play in the cold, there is lots to do in Southern Utah.

Option Two – Flee to the Sun
Places like Moab and Zion National Park seldom get any snow, even during the coldest months – which average about 50 degrees. Our top choice for some sunshine, with the side benefit of the most popular national park in Utah, is Saint George. (And, if you like, you can even keep on going until you reach the Grand Canyon.) Jeeping, ATV riding, even mountain biking and hiking can all be enjoyed if you go far enough south.

So, if you prefer perennial warmth, Southern Utah has you covered.

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