Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

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

The Top 5 Things to do in Zion

June 10th, 2013

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Zion National Park protects 150,000 acres of some of the most incredible landscape in North America. Every year almost 3 million people come from all across the world just to see the park’s natural splendors. In this amazing place, how do you decide what to see when you visit? To point you in the right direction, we’ve complied a list of the top 5 things to do in Zion. Read More

Our Zion Recommendations

April 27th, 2013

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Zion National Park is one of the greatest places on earth. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch recommend that anyone who comes to Utah (especially if you’re coming from overseas) check out Zion. But since Zion is so huge, and so crowded in summer, it pays to do a little planning ahead. Here are our recommendations for the first time visitor in Zion National Park. Read More

April is Nature Month

April 21st, 2013

Education, Nature, Outdoor adventures

April is one of our favorite months. The birds are back from their migrations, the fruit trees are blossoming and the desert sage is bright and fragrant. It is fitting that April is also the month in which the celebrations of Earth Day and Arbor Day (or, Arbor and Bird Awareness Day) are observed. There is nothing like springtime to make you appreciate nature. Read More