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|

Calf Creek

Summer is officially here and it’s hiking season! One of the Lodge’s favorite hikes is Calf Creek Falls. This hike is the main draw in the Calf Creek Recreational area on Highway 12 near Escalante. Loved by hikers everywhere, Calf Creek is a trail not to be missed. […]

2012-06-30T08:21:12+00:00 June 30th, 2012|Historical places, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Escalante Petrified Forest

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch make it our responsibility to tell you about some of the best places to visit in Southern Utah. One of the places with the most scientific and historical significance in Utah is the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. This park protects one of nature’s most amazing phenomena [...]

2012-06-20T11:11:39+00:00 June 20th, 2012|Historical places, Nature, Travel|

Natural Bridges

In addition to its impressive array of national parks, Southern Utah boasts many national monuments as well. Although usually not as large as national parks, national monuments are no less spectacular. In fact, many of Utah’s national parks started out as monuments. One of our favorite national monuments in Utah is Natural Bridges. [...]

2012-06-09T09:38:42+00:00 June 9th, 2012|Historical places, Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Monument Valley and Beyond

One of the most iconic regions of Southern Utah is Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Monument Valley is, without question, a great place to drive through, but people seldom take the time to explore the fascinating locations nearby. This is unfortunate. We, at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, want you to make a few [...]

2012-03-28T20:24:53+00:00 March 28th, 2012|Education, Historical places, Travel|

Fremont Indian State Park

One of the most interesting State Parks, in our opinion, is located just outside of Richfield, Utah. It’s the Fremont Indian State Park. This is also one of the least visited State Parks, which is unfortunate. Next time you’re driving on Interstate-70, consider stopping by. Here is some information on the park. […]

2017-05-30T18:16:02+00:00 January 31st, 2012|Education, Historical places, Travel|

The Henry Mountain Range

There are very few, truly wild places left in the world today. However, here in Southern Utah, we have such a place – it is the Henry Mountain Range. The Henry’s are a tumult of harsh geological anomalies, a place of legend and myth, and collection of some of the most spectacular scenery we’ve ever [...]

2017-05-30T18:16:02+00:00 December 9th, 2011|Historical places, Outdoor adventures, Travel|