September 2015

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

September 21st, 2015|Nearly Nearby Attractions, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Being Utah residents, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch usually write about the attractions that are found in Southern Utah. But, of course, every state has its own collection of amazing locations. And since, in nature, there are no state lines, we’re adding a special section to our blog – Nearly Nearby Attractions. And this post is about Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado. […]

Zion’s Top 5

September 20th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

This is Southern Utah. And in Southern Utah there are a lot of things that you can do. You can hike, raft, climb, go horseback riding, whatever you want to do. But the best part of coming to Southern Utah is the chance to check out the national parks. Chief among them is Zion. Here are the top 5 things to do in Zion National Park […]

The 2015 Utah Hunting Season

September 6th, 2015|Outdoor adventures, Wildlife|

The 2015 hunting season has arrived. Here is some info for anyone coming to Southern Utah this season. Every year the state of Utah sells a certain amount of species-specific hunting permits. The most common hunts in Southern Utah are for deer and elk. Permits for antelope, bison, bighorn sheep, and moose can also be obtained. A limited amount of once-in-a-lifetime and predatory animal permits are also awarded to a lucky few. […]

August 2015

Autumn Hiking in Capitol Reef

August 31st, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Today is the last day of August, which means it will soon officially be autumn. Already the nights here in Southern Utah, have a little chill to them. This is good news for outdoor enthusiasts, because fall is the best season for hiking in Capitol Reef National Park – in our opinion, at least. Here is a list of hikes that we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch think are best done in the fall. […]

History to Explore

August 10th, 2015|Education, Historical places|

A lot of people who visit Wayne County want to know a little bit more about the history of the area. So we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch gathered some information and compiled a short list of ways you can experience the history first-hand. The first settlers were, as you can imagine, Native American Indians. Anasazi and Hopi tribes lived in what is now Capitol Reef National Park and throughout the Boulder Mountain area. You can view petroglyphs inside Capitol Reef – which are easily accessible via board walk – and in lots of other places nearby. […]

Rock Climbing in Southern Utah

August 2nd, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

One of the fastest growing outdoor sports is rock climbing. For those who know anything about the sport, this is not surprising. So if you have a itch to get out and climb, check out this list of rock climbing routes in Southern Utah. […]

July 2015

Bryce Canyon’s GeoFest 6

July 24th, 2015|Entertainment, Travel|

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch like to encourage everyone visiting Southern Utah to get involved in local events. They can be that extra something that makes a vacation perfect. To that end, we are please to announce the 6th annual GeoFest to be held at Bryce Canyon July 31 and August 1, 2015. […]

Top Ten Must Sees – 2015

July 21st, 2015|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

There are so many fantastic places to explore in Southern Utah (we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch should know, we live here) that you can’t feasibly visit them all in one trip. So if you’re coming to experience the sights, here is our annual Top Ten Must Sees in Southern Utah. We hope it helps. […]

Horseshoe Canyon

July 9th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Horseshoe Canyon is one of the coolest places in Utah (in our opinion, at least.) The canyon is fun to hike, but what sets it apart from other destinations in Utah is the amazing amount of rock art. It has one of the most extensive collections of American Indian petroglyphs in the state. So naturally, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch think you should check it out. […]

June 2015

Go Rafting This Summer

June 30th, 2015|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

This month has been usually hot here in Southern Utah, just like most of the Western United States. So, when contemplating your summer plans, hiking might not sound too appealing. Luckily, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have a suggestion to save your summer. How do you feel about whitewater rafting? Rafting is pretty exciting, and Utah has some great whitewater courses that we guarantee will make your heart pound. Check out our list of the top three places to go rafting in Utah. […]