Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

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

Spring Skiing

February 9th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Spring is practically here in Southern Utah, with temperatures reaching 60 degrees in Capitol Reef this week. If you’re like us, this is really good news. But, here’s the thing, we aren’t quite ready to give up on our favorite winter pastime – skiing. And fortunately we don’t have to (yet.) There’s still plenty of snow at both Eagle Point and Brian Head ski resorts. Read More

Ultimate Spring Vacation

January 26th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Around this time of year, when the winter seems to have lasted just long enough, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch begin thinking of spring vacations. And we’re not the only ones. If you’re yearning for some sunshine, and can’t wait to start making plans until March or April, then check out this itinerary. It’s the ultimate week in Southern Utah! Read More