Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

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

Rock Hounding

July 8th, 2013

Nature, Outdoor adventures

Searching for and finding, precious and semi-precious gemstones is known as rock hounding. You can often go rock hounding on any public land. In addition to gemstones, you can also extract reasonable amounts of invertebrate fossils and petrified wood. In many ways, rock hounding is like prospecting except that you are not allowed to sell the specimens you find without a permit. Read More

Top 10 Things to Do in Capitol Reef

June 26th, 2013

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Capitol Reef is a great place to hang out, and we should know, we’ve spent plenty of time exploring the park. But since there is so much to discover, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have compiled a list of the top 10 things to do in Capitol Reef. Enjoy. Read More