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February, 2012
Nature, Outdoor adventures

The Velvet Ridge

The Red River Ranch backs onto the dramatic cliffs of Velvet Ridge, which extends for miles in both directions from the Lodge. Not only is the ridge beautiful, its appearance seems to constantly change throughout the day as the sun transverses the sky.

January, 2012
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Candid Opinions

In this blog, we’ve continually stressed the fact that Capitol Reef is the best National Park in Utah, but we may be a little (understandably) biased. So to prove our point, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have complied this list of real […]

December, 2011
Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Great Basin National Park

Utah contains five of the United State’s best national parks. It is also hub to many more of the great western national parks. In this blog series, we at the Red River Ranch will focus on one of the national parks nearby, but not in, […]

Brian Head vs. Eagle’s Point

In our blog we’ve mentioned Brian Head ski resort several times. We love going each season and spending some time on the mountain. It’s a great resort. Recently, however, another resort has opened in Beaver. And it’s vying for dominance with Brian Head. It’s called […]

The Henry Mountain Range

There are very few, truly wild places left in the world today. However, here in Southern Utah, we have such a place – it is the Henry Mountain Range. The Henry’s are a tumult of harsh geological anomalies, a place of legend and myth, and […]

November, 2011
Outdoor adventures

Snowmobiling Southern Utah

Snow will soon come to Southern Utah. Which is perfect. It means you get the chance to explore the backcountry on snowmobile. Snowmobiling allows you to get into some seldom-visited areas of Utah. Here are two recreational areas near the Lodge that are perfect for […]

November, 2011
Outdoor adventures

Hell’s Backbone

In this blog we’ve raved about Utah Highway 12 again and again. Cutting through Escalante- Grand Staircase National Monument, Highway 12 is one of the best scenic routes you will ever encounter. However, there is another road that connects the towns of Boulder and Escalante. […]

Calf Creek Recreational Area

Winter may be coming, but there is still plenty of time to get in some fall hiking. One of the Lodge’s favorites is Calf Creek Falls. This hike is the main draw in the Calf Creek Recreational area on Highway 12 near Escalante. Loved by […]

November, 2011
Outdoor adventures

Three Regions of Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef National Park is a compilation of massive sandstone towers, highland plateaus, narrow canyons, and everything in between. It is a showcase of southwestern splendor. We at the lodge have unofficially subdivided Capitol Reef into three geological sections. There is the Main Thoroughfare area, […]

November, 2011
Outdoor adventures, Travel

The Fantastic Burr Trail

The Burr Trail is one of the best scenic roads in Southern Utah. Starting in Boulder, Utah, the Burr Trail winds 68-miles through unforgettable scenery to the town of Bullfrog, near Lake Powell. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love taking this route, […]