Archive for September, 2012

Stargazing Event

September 29th, 2012

Education, Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Southern Utah is famous for many things – most notably for its landscape. However, one feature that is sometimes overlooked in Southern Utah is the quality of the night sky. Due to the high elevation, the lack of light pollution, and a smog free environment, Southern Utah is one of the best stargazing places in the nation. Read More

Goblin Valley

Goblin Valley State Park is one of Utah’s best desert playgrounds. It is a perfect place to explore all year long. Goblin Valley offers scenery and recreation for the whole family. The Lodge at Red River Ranch wants to invite you to check out this amazing state park. Read More

Arches National Park

September 22nd, 2012

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love our national parks. Since Arches National Park has come to represent all of Utah, we thought we’d do a write up of the best things to do and see in Arches. Hopefully, this will make you want to check out the park. Read More

A Quick Look at Cove Fort

September 22nd, 2012

Education, Historical places

Cove Fort provides a glimpse into the lives of early pioneers; it preserves the history of the time period. As the early Mormon settlers moved into the Salt Lake valley, the then president of their church, Brigham Young, encouraged the colonization of the surrounding regions. Thus, Mormon pioneers founded most of the towns and cities in Utah.

As the settlers spread throughout the area, relations with the local American Indians became strained. In 1867 Brigham Young asked Ira Hinckley to construct a fort by Cove Creek. Read More

Hunting Season ’12

September 15th, 2012

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Wildlife

Fall means cooler weather, beautiful colors, and, of course, the start of hunting season. Since our backyard offers some of the best hunting opportunities in the state, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we’d do a brief write-up on the coming hunting season. Read More