Archive for February, 2013

Hiking the Cliffs of Velvet Ridge

February 13th, 2013

Outdoor adventures, Travel

The dramatic cliffs of Velvet Ridge frame the Lodge Red River Ranch. These cliffs extend for miles in both directions from the Lodge. As the sunlight moves across the face of Velvet Ridge, shadows appear and retreat, creating an ever-changing landscape. And while the sight is impressive from the ground, we think it looks better from up top. Read More

Climbing in the Parks

February 12th, 2013

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Rock climbing is an increasingly popular sport, especially here in Southern Utah. The rock walls of Southern Utah are fun, challenging, and scenic. In fact, there are so good that we attract climbers from all over the world. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have some advise for rock climbers coming to find a good time in our neck of the woods. Read More

The Artist in Capitol Reef

February 5th, 2013

Nature, Outdoor adventures

If art is your thing, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have a suggestion for you. Take a photo or painting tour of Capitol Reef National Park. The park is a spectacular collection of sandstone folded and shaped by nature. The combination of subject and light makes this area a haven for artists. For those wishing to convey the canyon and desert landscape in canvas or print, Capitol Reef has endless opportunities.

While the whole of Capitol Reef National Park is definitely art-worthy, we at the Lodge have compiled a list of some of the best sites in the park to shoot or paint. In addition to the obvious beauty, these locations have the added benefit of not being over photographed – unlike Zion National Park. Check these places out. Read More