Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

The Hunt 2014

September 4th, 2014

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Wildlife

The 2014 hunting season has arrived. Here is some info for anyone coming to Southern Utah this season.

Every year the state of Utah sells or allows lotteries for a certain amount of species-specific hunting permits. The most common hunts in Southern Utah are for deer and elk. Permits for antelope, bison, bighorn sheep, and moose can also be obtained. A limited amount of once-in-a-lifetime and predatory animal permits are also awarded to a lucky few. Read More

Colors of Fall 2014

August 28th, 2014

Nature, Outdoor adventures

Autumn is just around the corner here in Southern Utah. September sees the aspen groves of Boulder Mountain turn golden. And if you’re anything like us, you want to get outside and see the change of the season. So to help you out, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have compiled a list of the best places to check out this fall in Southern Utah. Read More

Utahopian Dictionary – Update

There are so many things to do and see in Southern Utah. So to help you sort through everything, we brainstormed and came up with The Utahopian Dictionary: an A to Z guide to Southern Utah. While this doesn’t provide a total list of the things you might discover, we hope it helps spark your imagination. Read More

What is Rock Hounding?

May 12th, 2014

Nature, Outdoor adventures

Searching for and finding, precious and semi-precious gemstones is known as rock hounding. You can often go rock hounding on almost any public land (some national parks limit what you can remove.) In addition to gemstones, you can also extract reasonable amounts of invertebrate fossils and petrified wood. In many ways, rock hounding is like prospecting except that you are not allowed to sell the specimens you find without a permit. Rock hounding can be a fun activity to share with family and friends. We, at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, have compiled a short list of the top places people go rock hounding in Southern Utah. Read More

Petrified Forests of Southern Utah

May 8th, 2014

Nature, Outdoor adventures

There are many wonderful places to visit in Southern Utah. Some are well known – such as Zion National Park – and some are local secrets. One of the places that most tourists never visit is Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. The Petrified Forest Located near the town of Escalante, in Garfield County. It encompasses 1,300 acres of Southern Utah desert and offers the visitor a chance to explore ancient fossils, both from pant and animals – including dinosaurs. Read More