Be an Adventurer

In the great Southwest there are endless opportunities for high adventure. Here are some suggestions to experience the best of Southern Utah – brought to you by the Lodge at Red River Ranch. These ideas might help you plan a great vacation, or an exciting weekend. Boating in Lake Powell Lake Powell is in the Glen Canyon Recreation Area. It stretches over 26,000 square miles, winding through beautiful sandstone monoliths and pinnacles. There are many side canyons that can be explored on personal watercraft. Lake Powell is also one of the best cliff jumping spots in the nation. […]

July 7th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Coming to Utah?

So you’re coming to Southern Utah? It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time here, or your tenth – it never fails to impress. And since seeing everything isn’t even close to possible, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want you to see the best. So we’ve come up with the following: The Ultimate, Cannot Skip List. Just like the name implies, this is what we think you shouldn’t miss when you come to Southern Utah. […]

June 15th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Petrified Forest in Escalante

There are a lot of really famous parts of Southern Utah. Such as Zion National Park. But then there are the lesser known, local secrets. One of these secret places is Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. Even among those you pass through the town of Escalante, the park is largely unvisited. But if your plans take you along Highway 12 through the Grand Staircase, spare a thought for The Petrified Forest. It’s actually pretty cool. The park is located outside of the town of Escalante. It encompasses 1,300 acres of desert, preserving ancient fossils from plant and animals species – including dinosaurs. […]

June 6th, 2016|Nature, Travel|

What To Do In Arches & Canyonlands

Spring is the perfect time to get outside and play in the national parks. But sometimes it can be had to decide which national park you should visit. One of the choices frequently made is between Arches and Canyonlands. They’re both really close to each other, and they both share the city of Moab as their gateway town – so ideally, you should visit them both. But if you have to choose, this list might help you decide. […]

May 31st, 2016|Nature, Travel|

Red Canyon Is The Place To Be

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. […]

May 21st, 2016|Nature, Travel|

The American Bison!

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. […]

April 28th, 2016|Lodge Announcements, Nature|

Biking Utah

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. […]

April 16th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Top 5 Hikes in Zion

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 [...]

March 19th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch

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: [...]

March 13th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Spring Skiing

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. […]

February 9th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|