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Bird Watching Southern Utah

Bird watching is a recreational pastime with a huge following. It is an inexpensive way to pursue the beauty of nature and to have a good time. All a beginner needs is an armchair, a pair of binoculars, and some patience. We at the Lodge […]

October, 2011
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Stargazing in the Nation’s Best Spots

Southern Utah has some of the best stargazing sites in the United States. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch encourage our guests, and all visitors, to step outside and look up. While many places are good for stargazing, we’ve picked the three that […]

October, 2011
Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

The Tourist in Winter: Things to Do

Wintertime sees the decline of the tourist season in Southern Utah. While this is understandable, it doesn’t have to be the case. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch think winter activities in Southern Utah can be just as fun as summer activities. If […]

October, 2011
Nature, Travel

Falling for Fall

Autumn is our favorite season. We love the crisp feeling in the air, the chance to carve pumpkins, eating turkey at Thanksgiving, and especially seeing the fall colors. Nothing beats a scenic mountain drive to see the changing leaves. Here is the Lodge at Red […]

September, 2011
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Capitol Reef, the Superior National Park

Capitol Reef National Park is, in our opinion, the best of all the national parks in Utah. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want to prove that to you. We hope the reasons we give will be enough to convince you to stop […]

September, 2011
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Whitewater Adventure

Many people claim that Utah has the best whitewater rafting rivers in the country. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch agree. Whatever type of water you like, relaxing or heart pounding, you’ll find it in Utah. Early autumn is a great time to […]

August, 2011
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Two of our favorite trails

We at The Lodge at Red River Ranch like exploring trails—off-road vehicle trails, hiking trails, or horse trails, we like them all. Here are a couple of our favorites close by. These two trails are perfect for those reaching out for a little, genuine, Utah adventure.

Cathedral Valley

Cathedral Valley is the name of the wild, northern section of Capitol Reef National Park. Although it can be a little adventurous getting there, we at the Lodge agree it is a remarkable journey.

June, 2011
Nature, Travel


Fish Lake is one of Utah’s best sport fishing sites. The lake is just five miles long and one mile across at its longest sections, but there is plenty of room for fun. It is a great place to spend a weekend.

March, 2011
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Painting Capitol Reef

If art is the expression of the soul then Southern Utah is the ideal place to come and express yourself. The combination of subject and light makes this area a haven for artists. For those wishing to convey the canyon and desert landscape to canvas, […]