Two of our favorite trails

August 15th, 2011

Nature, Outdoor adventures

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.

Burr Trail – This 68 mile dirt connects the alpine town of Boulder, Utah with Bullfrog, the marina of Lake Powell. This road cuts through Capitol Reef National Park, Boulder Mountain, Dixie National Forest and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The traveler can stop and hike at some of the most fun, and most remote, trails in Utah. (Check out some of the hikes at here). Plus, you get incredible views of the Southern Desert, the Henry Mountains, and the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef. Most high clearance vehicles will handle the Burr Trail, but we recommend using four-wheel drive.

The Great Western Trail – This is Utah’s Official Centennial Trail. It connects almost 4500 miles of terrain, in five different states from Arizona to Montana. The thing we really like about this trail is the diversity. Some of the road is only open to foot and equestrian traffic, and other parts welcome ATVs or full size off-road vehicles. The landscape changes dramatically in some sections of the trail, and you get glimpses of every type of South Western geology. The unofficial motto of the Great Western Trail is, “Something, somewhere, for everyone.” We’re inclined to agree. The Great Western Trail is under consideration to become a national trail.

Trails always take you somewhere, even if it’s just out for some fun. We hope you get a chance to drive, hike, and explore these roads in our backyard. If you have any questions, ask us about trails at the front desk.

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