Archive for the ‘Historical places’ Category

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More