Winter Funtime List 2015

If you want to have a unique get-a-way, try going down to Southern Utah this winter. Since the tourist season pretty much ends in October, you’ll have the whole place to yourself. Southern Utah usually gets enough snow in the mountains for plenty of snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. But at lower elevations, places like Zion National Park, can stay snow-free all winter – so you can still play in the sun. […]

November 30th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

The Irish Canyons

One of the most compelling aspects about Southern Utah is it’s remarkable vastness. You can live your whole life in the state and still only scratch the surface of what Utah has to offer. For example did you know that 33-miles from Hanksville (a town you will definitely go through on the way to Lake Powel) is a collection of slot canyons known as the Irish Canyons? […]

October 12th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Visit the Henry Mountains

The Henry Mountains one of the most secluded mountain ranges in Southern Utah. And anyone who wants to “get away from it all” for awhile should consider doing a little mountaineering. The Henrys were the last range in America to be explored and mapped, and, consequently, the last to be named. […]

October 1st, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Heritage Star Fest 2015

It’s autumn again, and that means there is plenty happening in Capitol Reef country. The aspens are changing colors, the apples are ready to be picked, and, of course, the Heritage Starfest will take place. Every year, the Heritage Starfest Group comes to Capitol Reef National Park to provide a unique opportunity to view the night sky like a pro. This year, the event will take place on the 9th and 10th of October. […]

September 30th, 2015|Education, Nature|

Zion’s Top 5

This is Southern Utah. And in Southern Utah there are a lot of things that you can do. You can hike, raft, climb, go horseback riding, whatever you want to do. But the best part of coming to Southern Utah is the chance to check out the national parks. Chief among them is Zion. Here are the top 5 things to do in Zion National Park […]

September 20th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Autumn Hiking in Capitol Reef

Today is the last day of August, which means it will soon officially be autumn. Already the nights here in Southern Utah, have a little chill to them. This is good news for outdoor enthusiasts, because fall is the best season for hiking in Capitol Reef National Park – in our opinion, at least. Here is a list of hikes that we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch think are best done in the fall. […]

August 31st, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Rock Climbing in Southern Utah

One of the fastest growing outdoor sports is rock climbing. For those who know anything about the sport, this is not surprising. So if you have a itch to get out and climb, check out this list of rock climbing routes in Southern Utah. […]

August 2nd, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon is one of the coolest places in Utah (in our opinion, at least.) The canyon is fun to hike, but what sets it apart from other destinations in Utah is the amazing amount of rock art. It has one of the most extensive collections of American Indian petroglyphs in the state. So naturally, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch think you should check it out. […]

July 9th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Take a Hike… To Golden Throne

Capitol Reef is a fantastic place to hike. The desert scenery is breathtaking and the air is clear. And because its less well-known than other Utah parks, even the most popular hikes in Capitol Reef are uncrowded. If you want to get out and explore nature, take a hike in Capitol Reef. This week’s recommendation: Golden Throne. […]

June 9th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Red Canyon

The thing about Southern Utah is there is always more to see. For example, many people go to one or two of the national parks while visiting our state. Some people even go to all five – Zion, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Arches and Canyonlands – which, as you can imagine, is a pretty good sampling of Southern Utah. But there are still many locations, each with its own wonders, left unvisited. […]

May 5th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|