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Rafting the San Juan

There are few things as fun as a whitewater expedition. And there are few rivers as fun as Utah rivers. Whatever type of rafting you prefer, you will find it in Utah. One of the rivers that we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch […]

Goblin Valley

Goblin Valley State Park is one of Utah’s best desert playgrounds. It is a perfect place to explore all year long. Goblin Valley offers scenery and recreation for the whole family. The Lodge at Red River Ranch wants to invite you to check out this […]

September, 2012
Education, Historical places

A Quick Look at Cove Fort

Cove Fort provides a glimpse into the lives of early pioneers; it preserves the history of the time period. As the early Mormon settlers moved into the Salt Lake valley, the then president of their church, Brigham Young, encouraged the colonization of the surrounding regions. […]

The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

Utah has come to be defined by its pioneer heritage, incredible ski slopes, and desert geology. But it also takes its place among the foremost pre-historical sites in the nation. Paleontology is the branch of science that deals with (and excavates) fossils. And Utah is […]

Lake Powell Revisited

Summers in Southern Utah can become blisteringly hot. The best cure for an Utahan heat wave is 186-miles of water. We are, of course, talking about Lake Powell. Located on the Utah/Arizona border, Lake Powell is one of the best water recreation sites in either […]

Happy Birthday Capitol Reef!

Capitol Reef National Park will celebrate 75 years of conservation this August. In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt declared the Capitol Reef area a national monument. President Nixon subsequently changed the monument’s status to a national park in 1971. Since that time, Capitol Reef has welcomed […]

Boulder and Such

Boulder, Utah is a little alpine town perfectly situated between the mountain high-country and the Grand Staircase National Monument. Boulder is a scenic destination that boasts an impressive museum and a host of specialty shops. This July, Boulder is holding its eight annual Heritage Festival. […]

Calf Creek

Summer is officially here and it’s hiking season! One of the Lodge’s favorite hikes is Calf Creek Falls. This hike is the main draw in the Calf Creek Recreational area on Highway 12 near Escalante. Loved by hikers everywhere, Calf Creek is a trail not […]

Escalante Petrified Forest

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch make it our responsibility to tell you about some of the best places to visit in Southern Utah. One of the places with the most scientific and historical significance in Utah is the Escalante Petrified Forest State […]

Natural Bridges

In addition to its impressive array of national parks, Southern Utah boasts many national monuments as well. Although usually not as large as national parks, national monuments are no less spectacular. In fact, many of Utah’s national parks started out as monuments. One of our […]