Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Red Canyon Is The Place To Be

May 21st, 2016

Nature, Travel

There is always more to see in Southern Utah. Even if you’ve been to all five national parks in the state – Zion, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Arches and Canyonlands, you’ve only scratched the surface. There are still so many places to see and explore, each with its own unique offerings. And one such place is Red Canyon. Read More

The American Bison!

April 28th, 2016

Lodge Announcements, Nature

We heard some exciting news this week. The American Bison – you might call it the buffalo – is about to become our national mammal, joining the Bald Eagle as a symbol of the United States. Which we think is pretty cool, considering that the bison is also the symbol for The Lodge at Red River Ranch. And we have a herd of them in our front pasture. Read More

Biking Utah

April 16th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

There are a lot of reasons to come to Utah. We’ve got the best ski resorts, five awesome national parks, lakes, mountains, rivers, and more scenery than you can experience in a lifetime. People come from all over the world to explore the natural beauty of the state – and, interestingly, one of the biggest tourism draws is bicycling.

We’re not really too surprised by this fact. We have hundreds of cyclists show up every year for the Capitol Reef Classic, which takes place right in our backyard. But what most enthusiasts come to Utah to experience is hardcore, off-trail, mountain biking. And the number one spot in the state is Moab.

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Top 5 Hikes in Zion

March 19th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

It’s springtime, and that means spring fever. And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch know the best cure – Zion National Park. So back your bags and head to south to the crown jewel of Utah’s park system. To help take the guess work out of your trip, we’ve got a list of the top five hikes to do in Zion.

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Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch

March 13th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

On the Utah-Arizona border there is a fantastic spot known as Paria Canyon. Paria Canyon, and its most famous tributary – Buckskin Gulch – are *the* slot canyons to visit in Utah. If fact you’ve probably seen a photograph of Buckskin Gulch without knowing it. Here’s why you should go to Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch:

Buckskin Gulch happens to be the longest and deepest slot canyon in the United States, and according to some estimates, in the world. Read More