Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

The Most Peaceful Pastime

October 31st, 2013

Nature, Wildlife

Many people enjoy hunting in the mountain regions of Southern Utah, especially at this time of year. However, even if you don’t consider yourself a huntsman, there is still an amazing way to experience nature up close. We are referring to bugling – elk calling. And, while it may sound a little strange to those who haven’t tried it before, it is one of the most peaceful hobbies in the world. Read More

The Five – Capitol Reef

September 6th, 2013

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

This fall is the perfect time to explore some (or preferably all) of Utah’s five national parks. They’ll be less crowded and cooler. So we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have decided to help motivate you. In this five-part mini-series blog we will focus on the best ways to explore these parks. We start, quite naturally, with Capitol Reef National Park. (It is our favorite.) Read More

Fall Colors 2013

August 28th, 2013

Nature, Travel

September marks the beginning of autumn in the higher elevation regions of Southern Utah – places like Capitol Reef and Boulder Mountain. If you’re anything like us, fall stirs your blood and makes you want to get outside. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have compiled a list of the best places to check out this fall in Southern Utah. Bring a jacket and come see the autumn leaves. Read More

Stargazing in the Park

August 26th, 2013

Education, Lodge Announcements, Nature

Southern Utah is a great place to experience the best of nature. You can spend the whole day hiking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, or whatever you want, and then spend the nights looking at the stars. As we’ve often mentioned in this blog, we at Red River Ranch are lucky enough to be located in a low-light pollution area. This means the night-skies are beautifully clear. Next time you’re in Southern Utah, don’t forget to look up. Read More

Henry Mountains Revisited

August 9th, 2013

Nature, Outdoor adventures

The Henry Mountains are a very isolated mountain range in South Central Utah, near Capitol Reef. For anyone who wants to “get away from it all,” we can think of no better place. Incredibly, the Henrys were the last explored range in America, and the last to be named. Their namesake is Joseph Henry, the noted physicist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institute. This mountain range still has many mysteries. Read More