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Dead Horse State Park

There are many spectacular state parks in Utah. Some are better than others, however. One of Utah’s best parks, in our opinion, is Dead Horse State Park. Situated in the high desert near Moab, Dead Horse offers a stunning overlook of the Colorado River and […]

We Love Capitol Reef

We, at the Red River Lodge, love Capitol Reef National Park. It is, in our opinion, the best national park in Utah. It offers all of the wonder of the larger parks, with the added benefits of solitude. We want to invite you to visit […]

May, 2012
Nature, Wildlife

Elk Calling

One of the most peaceful alpine hobbies that we know about is the sport of elk calling, or bugling. Elk call to each other by a series of loud, scream-like, vocalizations that can be heard for miles. Especially during mating seasons, male and female elk […]

Green River Plus

One of the best parts about Utah is its amazing geological diversity. Travelling a few miles in any direction will prove this point. Green River State Park, Labyrinth Canyon, and Flaming Gorge are an example of changing views over a short geographical space. The scenery […]

The Best Fishing in the World

The summer fishing season has begun in Southern Utah. There are many prime locations that offer a variety of catch types. We’ve made a quick list of some of the best river and lake fishing spots that we know about. Check them out or talk […]

May, 2012
Education, Nature

Solar Eclipse

This spring, Southern Utah will experience a rare astronomical event – a complete solar eclipse. This type of eclipse won’t be seen again in Utah for nearly twelve years. In honor of this event, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have compiled a […]

Kodachrome Basin

In our blogs, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, are always raving about Utah’s five great national parks. Just as spectacular, but less visited, are our state parks. There are a couple of advantages to including state parks into your vacation plans. Since […]

Cedar Breaks National Monument

In this final segment of our three-part blog series, we’ve featured a national monument that we at the Lodge think you should visit. Cedar Breaks National Monument is an amphitheater canyon that contains thousands of hoodoo geological formations.

Fishlake Forest

In this second part of our three-part blog series, we’ve highlighted Utah’s Fishlake National Forest, located less than an hour from the Lodge at Red River Ranch. It contains over 1.4 million acres of deciduous and coniferous trees, thousands of acres of prime waterfront and miles of hiking, horseback riding, and ATV trails.

Grand Staircase Revisited

Utah has five national parks, and we love them all. But Utah also contains seven national monuments and six national forest areas. While we at the Lodge think these areas are just as worthy of your time as the national parks, many people don’t get […]