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|

Utah’s Dead Horse State Park

Utah has a plenty of state parks. And one of the best (in our opinion) 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. You may recognize the landscape from the final scenes of the film “Thelma and Louise.” We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch recommend that you check out Dead Horse State Park the next time you get the chance. […]

July 13th, 2013|Historical places, Outdoor adventures|

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|

Best of Wayne County

A lot of people come to Wayne County to visit Capitol Reef. Sometimes, however, it’s nice to know what else you can do in the county. To help you find some extra fun, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have compiled a list of the best things to do in Wayne County. […]

June 14th, 2013|Entertainment, Historical places, Travel|

Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon is of the coolest places in Utah. The canyon is fun to hike, but what sets it apart from other natural wonders is the rock art. It has one of the most extensive collections of American Indian rock art in the state. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are very impressed by Horseshoe Canyon. We think you should check it out. […]

May 19th, 2013|Education, Historical places, Outdoor adventures|

Special Places – Fruita Schoolhouse

Capitol Reef National Park is a place of spectacular beauty; it has so many areas of special, natural wonder. Unfortunately, very few people get to visit these special places. In an effort to make these hidden treasures known to the public, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have created this blog series to highlight the best-unknown places of Capitol Reef. Watch for new “Special Places” posts. […]

April 29th, 2013|Education, Historical places, Special Places Report|

Butch Cassidy and Hideout Country

This part of Southern Utah was infamous during the Old West. Butch Cassidy frequented the high desert country of Wayne County, hiding out in places like Little Crazy Horse Canyon and Robber’s Roost. Even today these places are relatively unvisited and they continue to reinforce a strong (even mythical) connection to the past. […]

April 15th, 2013|Historical places, Outdoor adventures|

A Brief History of the NPS in Utah

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. […]

March 15th, 2013|Education, Historical places, Nature|

Dead Horse

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. […]

March 2nd, 2013|Historical places, Travel|

Visit the Petrified Forest

There are many wonderful places to visit in Southern Utah. Some are well known – such as Zion National Park – and some are local secrets. One of the places that most tourists never visit is Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. The Petrified Forest Located near the town of Escalante, in Garfield County. It encompasses 1,300 acres of Southern Utah desert and offers the visitor a chance to explore ancient fossils, both from pant and animals – including dinosaurs. […]

February 20th, 2013|Education, Historical places, Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|