Fish Lake Snowmobile Complex

We’ve had our first hints of snow here in Southern Utah. And for many, that spells doom for their outdoor plans. However, we have an answer for all you adventure junkies out there - snowmobiling. It’s like ATVs for snow. And, actually, snowmobiling can open up areas of Utah that you might not otherwise see. [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:52+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Canyons of the Grand Staircase

Utah is a pretty big state. And no matter how many times you’ve visited it, you’ll always be able to discover new places. One of the wildest, and most intensely beautiful, area of Southern Utah is the Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. We’ve written extensively about the Burr Trail and Calf Creek, the most well-known attractions [...]

2016-11-28T13:00:46+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Nature, Travel|

Velvet Ridge

If you've ever visited us at the Lodge, you will have noticed those great, big cliffs behind us. That is Velvet Ridge, and it extends for miles in both directions, giving Red Rich Ranch its dramatic backdrop. As the sunlight moves across the face of Velvet Ridge, shadows appear and retreat, creating an ever-changing landscape. [...]

2016-11-01T14:57:15+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Autumn is the best

Autumn is probably our favorite season. We love the crisp feeling in the air, carving pumpkins, eating turkey at Thanksgiving, and, of course, seeing the all the fall colors. Nothing beats a scenic mountain drive amid the changing leaves. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have tried to make autumn scenic drives an [...]

2016-09-27T09:09:39+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Nature|

Living Beauty: Flora and Fauna

Capitol Reef and the surrounding areas are geologically stunning, without a doubt. But part of the beauty of this place is also due to the flora and fauna of the desert. And while there may be fewer plants and animals here in general, the ones that do thrive in the arid rocks of Capitol Reef [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:52+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Nature, Wildlife|

Looking Forward

We at the lodge like to notify our guests of any upcoming events in the area – just in case you need to add some local flavor to your Southern Utah vacation. So, looking forward, there a couple of things we can suggest you check out in the coming weeks and months: […]

2017-05-30T18:15:52+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Education, Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Go to Cedar Breaks

Okay, in this blog we’ve covered all sorts of destinations for you to visit in Southern Utah. The five national parks are, obviously our first recommendation to visitors. But for those who’ve been here before or are looking for something off the beaten path, we often recommend national monuments, which are less visited, but no [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:52+00:00 July 17th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

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 [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:52+00:00 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 [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:53+00:00 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 [...]

2016-06-06T10:17:16+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Nature, Travel|