Archive for March, 2013

A Brief History of the NPS in Utah

March 15th, 2013

Education, Historical places, Nature

Utah is lucky to have so many national parks. In addition to the obvious conservation benefits, these parks provide recreation and additional income for many people. The history of the National Park Service – which today oversees nearly 450 natural, historical, recreational, and cultural areas – is quite fascinating. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we’d share a few of the highlights, especially about the formation of Utah’s National Parks. Read More

A Goblin Valley Weekend

March 12th, 2013

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Utah is undoubtedly famous for its national parks. (After all, we do have the third highest consecration of national parks in the United States, after California and Alaska.) But we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love our state parks as well. If you’re in town, you might want to check a few of them out. One of our favorites is Goblin Valley. Read More

Dead Horse

March 2nd, 2013

Historical places, Travel

Utah has a plethora of state parks. And one of the best – and least visited – is Dead Horse State Park. This park offers a fantastic view of the high desert near Moab, of the Colorado River, and of Canyonlands National Park. Dead Horse State Park has impressive canyon walls that rise 2,000 feet from the canyon floor. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch recommend that you check out Dead Horse State Park the next time you get the chance. Read More