Archive for January, 2013

Zion’s Top Five

January 28th, 2013

Education, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Zion National Park protects 150,000 acres of possibly the most incredible landscape in the North America. Every year almost 3 million people come from all across the world just to see the park’s natural splendors. In this amazing place, how do you decide what to see when you visit? To point you in the right direction, we’ve complied a list of the top 5 things to do in Zion. Read More

Winter in the Parks

January 28th, 2013

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Many people mistakenly believe that national parks aren’t as fun to check out during winter. This belief keeps the national parks of Southern Utah relatively unvisited from November to March. However, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have long maintained that you can have just as much fun in the winter as in the summer. Here are some reasons that you should get outside and go see a national park: Read More

Ghost Towns of the Old West

January 25th, 2013

Historical places, Travel

The Lodge at Red River Ranch is situated in a land of legend. Before all of us, this part of Southern Utah has been the home of American Indian tribes, pioneers, prospectors, and outlaws. Throughout the time of the Old West, harsh conditions often forced these residents to abandon their communities. Evidence of this is seen in the ghost towns that remain throughout Southern Utah. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch really like visiting ghost towns; we think you will too. Check out these locations: Read More

Special Places – The Burr Trail

January 17th, 2013

Special Places Report

Capitol Reef National Park is a place of spectacular beauty; it has so many areas of special, natural wonder. Unfortunately, very few people get to visit these special places. In an effort to make these hidden treasures known to the public, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have created this blog series to highlight the best-unknown places of Capitol Reef. Watch for new “Special Places” posts.

This post focuses on the Burr Trail. Read More

The Three Ways of Zion

January 12th, 2013

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Zion is the most famous national park in Utah. It attracts more than three million visitors every year, from all over the globe. In fact, in many ways, Zion National Park has come to represent the best of Southern Utah. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love Zion National Park. These are our suggestions for what to do in Zion, depending on what type of vacation you have in mind: Read More