Archive for the ‘Historical places’ Category

Ghost Towns of the Old West

January 25th, 2013

Historical places, Travel

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 seen in the ghost towns that remain throughout Southern Utah. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch really like visiting ghost towns; we think you will too. Check out these locations: Read More

National Parks Outside of Utah

Utah has five amazing national parks, seven national monuments and numerous state parks. But in addition to its impressive array of public lands, Utah is also a gateway for several national parks in the surrounding states. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we’d provide some information on these parks in case you want to include them in your Utah national park vacation. Read More

Rafting the San Juan

There are few things as fun as a whitewater expedition. And there are few rivers as fun as Utah rivers. Whatever type of rafting you prefer, you will find it in Utah. One of the rivers that we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch recommend is the San Juan River. Here’s a bit of information to wet your appetite for whitewater rafting. Read More

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. 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