Torrey Apple Days 2014

It’s mid-summer and things are happening here in Southern Utah! This friday is, of course, the 4th of July. And If you’re anything like us, you celebrate Independence Day by taking a mini-vacation. And if, on said mini-vacation, you find yourself in our neck of the woods (metaphorically speaking, because, you know, we live in the desert) here are a couple of things to check out this 4th of July weekend: […]

June 30th, 2014|Education, Entertainment, Travel|

June Events 2014

There is a lot happening here in Southern Utah. So naturally we want you to make the most of it. The following is a list of the events in and around Capitol Reef for June 2014. On June 6th the Entrada Institute of Torrey will hold it’s first Cowboy Dinner in conjunction with the Broken Spur Restaurant. […]

May 31st, 2014|Education, Historical places, Travel|

The Henry Mountains

The Henry Mountains are a very isolated mountain range in South Central Utah, near Capitol Reef. For anyone who wants to “get away from it all,” we can think of no better place. Incredibly, the Henrys were the last explored range in America, and the last to be named. Their namesake is Joseph Henry, the noted physicist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institute. This mountain range still has many mysteries. […]

April 12th, 2014|Education, Historical places|

Dinosaur Themed Vacation

Utah has many great features – most notably it’s scenery. There is, however, a rather unique aspect of Utah that many visitors overlook. We are, of course, talking about dinosaurs. The state has become famous for its abundance of dinosaur fossils. With that in mind, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have gathered some information for creating a dinosaur themed vacation. Check out these locations: […]

April 7th, 2014|Education, Nature|

A Short History Lesson

The first settlers were, of course, Native American Indians. Anasazi and Hopi tribes lived in what is now Capitol Reef National Park and Boulder Mountain. You can view petroglyphs inside Capitol Reef (especially along the board walk) and in lots of other places nearby. Drive into Fish Creek Cove and see more rock art up close. Then take the road up to the town of Boulder and visit the Anasazi Museum. […]

March 4th, 2014|Education, Historical places|

Our History

One of the things that we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love about this region of Southern Utah is the history. There have been thousands of years of human history lived in these deserts. And each tribe or group or civilization that lived here left its mark. We encourage you to check out the history of this land by visiting some of these sites: […]

August 31st, 2013|Education, Historical places|

Stargazing in the Park

Southern Utah is a great place to experience the best of nature. You can spend the whole day hiking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, or whatever you want, and then spend the nights looking at the stars. As we’ve often mentioned in this blog, we at Red River Ranch are lucky enough to be located in a low-light pollution area. This means the night-skies are beautifully clear. Next time you’re in Southern Utah, don’t forget to look up. […]

August 26th, 2013|Education, Lodge Announcements, Nature|

Dinosaurs in Utah

Utah has many great features – most notably it’s scenery. There is, however, a rather unique aspect of Utah that many visitors overlook. We are, of course, talking about dinosaurs. The state has become famous for its abundance of dinosaur, and other types of fossils. With that in mind, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have gathered some information for creating a dinosaur themed vacation. Check out these locations: […]

July 31st, 2013|Education, Historical places, Travel|

Boulder Heritage

The Boulder Mountain community has been holding a Boulder heritage celebration for several years. This event recognizes the people that have lived in the beautiful area of Boulder, Utah. This July 12th and 13th marks the ninth annual celebration. If you’re down here around that time, consider taking the chance to add some variety to your trip. The celebration takes place in Boulder, Utah, which is about an hour away from Torrey, Utah and Capitol Reef. […]

June 27th, 2013|Education, Entertainment, Historical places|

Stargazing in Bryce Canyon

Every year Bryce Canyon holds its Annual Astronomy Festival for amateur stargazers. Because Bryce Canyon has some of the lowest light pollution in the nation, this event is one of the best ways to experience the night sky. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we’d share some info about the festival. […]

May 25th, 2013|Education, Outdoor adventures|