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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, […]

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 […]

September, 2011
Outdoor adventures

Rock Climbing in Southern Utah

Rock climbing is an ever growing, ever expanding sport. There are few places as fun and scenic to climb as the rock walls of Southern Utah. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have some advise for rock climbers coming to find a good […]

September, 2011
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Zion, a Play-by-Play

Zion National Park is a great place to create family memories, rejuvenate, or just have a blast. Many of our guests comment that when they arrive, they have no idea what to do first. This is the Lodge at Red River Ranch’s play-by-play guide to […]