Ghost Towns of the Old West

The Lodge at Red River Ranch is situated in a land of legend. Before all of us, this part of Southern Utah has been the home of American Indian tribes, pioneers, prospectors, and outlaws. Throughout the time of the Old West, harsh conditions often forced these residents to abandon their communities. Evidence of this is [...]

2013-01-25T17:16:46+00:00 January 25th, 2013|Historical places, Travel|

Goblin Valley

Goblin Valley State Park is one of Utah’s best desert playgrounds. It is a perfect place to explore all year long. Goblin Valley offers scenery and recreation for the whole family. The Lodge at Red River Ranch wants to invite you to check out this amazing state park. […]

2012-09-28T15:15:05+00:00 September 28th, 2012|Historical places, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

A Quick Look at Cove Fort

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 [...]

2017-05-30T18:16:00+00:00 September 22nd, 2012|Education, Historical places|

The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

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 [...]

2012-08-22T16:20:13+00:00 August 22nd, 2012|Education, Historical places, Nature|

Lake Powell Revisited

Summers in Southern Utah can become blisteringly hot. The best cure for an Utahan heat wave is 186-miles of water. We are, of course, talking about Lake Powell. Located on the Utah/Arizona border, Lake Powell is one of the best water recreation sites in either state. If you plan to visit Southern Utah this summer, [...]

2017-05-30T18:16:00+00:00 August 21st, 2012|Historical places, Nature, Outdoor adventures|

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. [...]

2012-07-14T16:10:58+00:00 July 14th, 2012|Education, Historical places, Nature, Travel|

Boulder and Such

Boulder, Utah is a little alpine town perfectly situated between the mountain high-country and the Grand Staircase National Monument. Boulder is a scenic destination that boasts an impressive museum and a host of specialty shops. This July, Boulder is holding its eight annual Heritage Festival. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch think the [...]

2012-07-13T15:35:35+00:00 July 13th, 2012|Education, Historical places, Outdoor adventures, Travel|