Archive for July, 2012

Better Living Through Bad Cinema – BIFF

July 20th, 2012


The month the acclaimed Bicknell International Film Festival will celebrate another year of the World’s worst cinema. For years the little community movie theatre in Bicknell runs a series of some of the best “B” movies of all time. These “best of the worst” are all picked for the yearly central theme. This year, conveniently timed with the predictions of the Mayan Calendar, the theme is “Doomsday 2012.” The Bicknell International Film Festival (affectionately called BIFF) is a truly an awesome experience you should not miss. Read More

Driving The Burr Trail

July 20th, 2012

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Those of you who want to really see the best of Utah’s backcountry must drive the Burr Trail. This 68 mile winding road connects Capitol Reef’s Waterpocket Fold with Lake Powell and the alpine town of Boulder. The drive presents one of the most beautiful arrays of Southern Utah scenery imaginable. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love the Burr Trail and we are sure that you will too. Here is some more information that may convince you to drive this amazing route. Read More

Photo Ops in Capitol Reef

July 18th, 2012

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Capitol Reef is one of the most beautiful places in Utah. The park is a spectacular array of sandstone folded and shaped by nature. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch encourage you to come capture the beauty of Capitol Reef. Whether you are a professional photographer or simply an avid fan, Capitol Reef will not disappoint those who come to photograph its wonder. Read More

Best Hikes in Bryce

July 18th, 2012

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Bryce Canyon is one of Utah’s five national parks. Every year, more than a million people come to visit Bryce Canyon to admire the amazing scenery. Since the biggest attractions in Bryce are the hiking opportunities, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we’d compile a list of some of the best hikes in the park. Check them out – they’re pretty awesome. Read More

Pick Your Own Fruit

July 16th, 2012

Nature, Outdoor adventures

Years ago, the pioneer settlement of Fruta planted hundreds of fruit trees in the sheltered canyon valley which since become Capitol Reef National Park. After the area became protected public land, the national park service decided to keep the fruit trees, allowing visitors to have access to the fruit. These “pick for yourself” orchards have become one the most distinctive features of Capitol Reef. Read More