Archive for the ‘Historical places’ Category

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

The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

August 22nd, 2012

Education, Historical places, Nature

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 doubt, dinosaur remains. Utah has some amazing dinosaur dig sites – including the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. Read More

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, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch recommend a splash in Lake Powell to cool off. Read More