Archive for November, 2011

The Lodge and its Bison

November 30th, 2011

Historical places, Nature

The American Bison is tied to the story of the Old West like almost no other creature. It provided food, clothing, and shelter for the native tribes that lived on the plains. It aided the trappers and the early wilderness explorers that came from the east. The bison fueled the spread of the pioneers, giving them the opportunity to settle new lands. But, unfortunately, the once numberless herds of bison were hunted to near extinction. Only small population pockets survived. However, the story is having a happy ending. The bison are now repopulating the west, serving as a symbol of American resilience. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are proud to support our own small herd of American Bison. Read More

Snowmobiling Southern Utah

November 30th, 2011

Outdoor adventures

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 snowmobiling. Read More

Hell’s Backbone

November 29th, 2011

Outdoor adventures

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. It is known as Hell’s Backbone. Read More

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 hikers everywhere, Calf Creek is a trail not to be missed. Read More

Winter Tour of the National Parks

November 28th, 2011


Thanksgiving has passed and winter is almost here. We at the Lodge however, feel there is still plenty of time to get in a National Park road trip. This is our suggested Late Fall/Early Winter Road trip. Check it out. Read More