Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Stargazing Event

September 29th, 2012

Education, Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Southern Utah is famous for many things – most notably for its landscape. However, one feature that is sometimes overlooked in Southern Utah is the quality of the night sky. Due to the high elevation, the lack of light pollution, and a smog free environment, Southern Utah is one of the best stargazing places in the nation. Read More

A Quick Look at Cove Fort

September 22nd, 2012

Education, Historical places

Cove Fort provides a glimpse into the lives of early pioneers; it preserves the history of the time period. As the early Mormon settlers moved into the Salt Lake valley, the then president of their church, Brigham Young, encouraged the colonization of the surrounding regions. Thus, Mormon pioneers founded most of the towns and cities in Utah.

As the settlers spread throughout the area, relations with the local American Indians became strained. In 1867 Brigham Young asked Ira Hinckley to construct a fort by Cove Creek. Read More

The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

August 22nd, 2012

Education, Historical places, Nature

Utah has come to be defined by its pioneer heritage, incredible ski slopes, and desert geology. But it also takes its place among the foremost pre-historical sites in the nation. Paleontology is the branch of science that deals with (and excavates) fossils. And Utah is a paleontologist’s playground.

The most spectacular fossils are, without a doubt, dinosaur remains. Utah has some amazing dinosaur dig sites – including the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. Read More

Happy Birthday Capitol Reef!

Capitol Reef National Park will celebrate 75 years of conservation this August. In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt declared the Capitol Reef area a national monument. President Nixon subsequently changed the monument’s status to a national park in 1971. Since that time, Capitol Reef has welcomed millions of visitors to explore its beauty and its wonder. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch invite you to come celebrate Capitol Reef’s 75th birthday with us this August. Read More

Day of the Condor

July 13th, 2012

Education, Nature, Travel, Wildlife

This July, on the fourteenth, the Division of Wildlife Resources will again host its Day of the Condor event. Every year the DWR sets up camp in a location in Southern Utah and invites the public to come view the rare Californian condor. This year, the “Day of the Condor” event will take place from eight until noon on Kolob Reservoir Road. Kolob Reservoir is located about 21 miles north of the town of Virgin. Read More