Archive for February, 2013

Spring is in the Air

February 28th, 2013

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Spring is almost here! And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are just as excited as you are about it. For us, one of the best parts of spring is the chance to get outside. In Southern Utah the weather is mild, and the sun is staying in the sky longer ever day. If you can get away for a few days, here are some places that we suggest visiting this spring: Read More

After Zion

February 28th, 2013

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Zion National Park is the reason that many people come to Southern Utah. After spending a couple of days in that remarkable park, some people begin to wonder what’s next. What other amazing adventures can you have in Southern Utah? We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have a few suggestions that might help augment your Southern Utah vacation. Read More

Special Places – Cathedral Valley

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. Read More

Visit the Petrified Forest

There are many wonderful places to visit in Southern Utah. Some are well known – such as Zion National Park – and some are local secrets. One of the places that most tourists never visit is Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. The Petrified Forest Located near the town of Escalante, in Garfield County. It encompasses 1,300 acres of Southern Utah desert and offers the visitor a chance to explore ancient fossils, both from pant and animals – including dinosaurs. Read More

The Best Scenic Route

February 15th, 2013

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Southern Utah has some of the greatest scenic highways in the nation. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love driving the back roads in search of something new. There are many scenic routes in and around our national parks, and each one offers amazing views.

If you can, try to work scenic routes into your road trip plans. There are always worth the few extra miles. Of all the back roads and scenic byways that we know of, our favorite is Highway 12. Read More