Archive for the ‘Outdoor adventures’ Category

Capitol Reef Classic

The Capitol Reef Classic begins on Saturday the 19th of July this year. For bicycling enthusiasts of all skill levels, this is an amazing annual event. Nothing beats the scenery of Wayne County and Capitol Reef (a bold claim, we know, but we at the Lodge stand by it) and riding through the country side is a great experience. Read More

Top 5 Reasons Capitol Reef is the Best

June 24th, 2014

Outdoor adventures, Travel

We at the Lodge have made no secret of our love for Capitol Reef, so when people ask us what makes it so great, here is what we tell them -

Top 5 Reasons Why Capitol Reef is the Best National Park in Utah:

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Three Hikes You Will Love

June 12th, 2014

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Capitol Reef is full of great hikes, all of them are great, but some are better than others (well, at least, in our opinion.) These three are off the beaten track, but well worth the effort. In order to get to these, you will need to drive south into the Waterpocket Fold – the southern part of Capitol Reef. An area much more wild and expansive than the main section of the park. If you want some adventure Read More

Keeping Traditions Alive

Tomorrow is a big day for Capitol Reef. (That would be Saturday, the 17th of May.) There is a ton of activities going on in the park. First off, they park is celebrating Keeping Traditions Alive day. This blurb comes straight from the parks official website: Read More

What is Rock Hounding?

May 12th, 2014

Nature, Outdoor adventures

Searching for and finding, precious and semi-precious gemstones is known as rock hounding. You can often go rock hounding on almost any public land (some national parks limit what you can remove.) 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. Rock hounding can be a fun activity to share with family and friends. We, at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, have compiled a short list of the top places people go rock hounding in Southern Utah. Read More