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Monument Valley and Beyond

One of the most iconic regions of Southern Utah is Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Monument Valley is, without question, a great place to drive through, but people seldom take the time to explore the fascinating locations nearby. This is unfortunate. We, at the Lodge […]

Rock Hounding Southern Utah

Actively searching for, and hopefully finding, precious and semi-precious gemstones is known as rock hounding. You can go rock hounding on any public land. In addition to gemstones, you can also extract reasonable amounts of invertebrate fossils and petrified wood. In many ways, rock hounding […]

The Wildlife of Southern Utah

There is a vast amount of wildlife to be found in Southern Utah. With its mix of wind-swept deserts and high plateaus, this region supports some of the most fascinating and reclusive, animals in the country. Any vacation to Southern Utah can be enhanced by […]

Photographing the Wonder

Some of the best nature photography in the world comes from Southern Utah. Zion, Capitol Reef, and Bryce Canyon National Parks are prime locations for professional and amateur photographers alike. We, at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, are supporters of both art and adventure. […]

Vacation Planning

Spring is officially here. And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have spring fever! We are already making our summer vacation plans. If you want to create a great vacation experience, think about seeing the best of Southern Utah. As resident experts, we […]

Spring Break In Southern Utah

Spring has arrived in Southern Utah. As much as we love the other seasons, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch especially love springtime. The weather is pleasant and hiking possibilities are almost unlimited. The birds are returning and the desert flowers are about […]

March, 2012
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Arches or Canyonlands?

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are only a few miles apart. They share the same gateway town – Moab, Utah – and are both great places to explore. Despite their geographical closeness, however, their geology is quite different. This difference in scenery creates a difference […]

February, 2012
Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Why We Love the Burr Trail

We are sure Burr Trail is one of the best scenic routes in Southern Utah. The trail starts in Boulder, Utah and winds 68 miles into the most beautiful backcountry imaginable. The Burr Trail ends at Bullfrog, Utah, near Lake Powell. The Lodge at Red […]

Fremont Indian State Park

One of the most interesting State Parks, in our opinion, is located just outside of Richfield, Utah. It’s the Fremont Indian State Park. This is also one of the least visited State Parks, which is unfortunate. Next time you’re driving on Interstate-70, consider stopping by. […]

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, […]