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. […]

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 – fossilized trees. […]

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. […]

June 9th, 2012|Historical places, Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Dead Horse State Park

There are many spectacular state parks in Utah. Some are better than others, however. One of Utah’s best parks, in our opinion, is Dead Horse State Park. Situated in the high desert near Moab, Dead Horse offers a stunning overlook of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. In some parts of the park, sheer cliffs rise vertically 2,000 feet. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want you to check out Dead Horse State Park. […]

June 8th, 2012|Historical places, Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

We Love Capitol Reef

We, at the Red River Lodge, love Capitol Reef National Park. It is, in our opinion, the best national park in Utah. It offers all of the wonder of the larger parks, with the added benefits of solitude. We want to invite you to visit this unique and spectacular collection of natural beauty. […]

May 31st, 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 stops next time you head that way. We believe it will make your trip even more enjoyable. […]

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. […]

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 seen. That’s why we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch recommend the Henry Mountains to those who want to go far off the beaten track. […]

December 9th, 2011|Historical places, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

The Lodge and its Bison

The American Bison is tied to the story of the Old West like almost no other creature. It provided food, clothing, and shelter for the native tribes that lived on the plains. It aided the trappers and the early wilderness explorers that came from the east. The bison fueled the spread of the pioneers, giving them the opportunity to settle new lands. But, unfortunately, the once numberless herds of bison were hunted to near extinction. Only small population pockets survived. However, the story is having a happy ending. The bison are now repopulating the west, serving as a symbol of American resilience. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are proud to support our own small herd of American Bison. […]

November 30th, 2011|Historical places, Nature|

Calf Creek Recreational Area

Winter may be coming, but there is still plenty of time to get in some fall hiking. One of the Lodge’s favorites 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. […]

November 29th, 2011|Historical places, Nature, Outdoor adventures|