Archive for the ‘Outdoor adventures’ Category

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

Petrified Forests of Southern Utah

May 8th, 2014

Nature, Outdoor adventures

There are many wonderful places to visit in Southern Utah. Some are well known – such as Zion National Park – and some are local secrets. One of the places that most tourists never visit is Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. The Petrified Forest Located near the town of Escalante, in Garfield County. It encompasses 1,300 acres of Southern Utah desert and offers the visitor a chance to explore ancient fossils, both from pant and animals – including dinosaurs. Read More

UTVs

We at the Lodge are all about helping you have the best vacation possible. We provide luxurious accommodations, spectacular views, guided fishing trips and now the chance to explore more of Southern Utah on UTVs. Read More

Spring Break 2014

March 24th, 2014

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Spring has officially arrived in Southern Utah! As much as we love the other seasons, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch especially love springtime. The weather is pleasant, which means you wont overheat on the trail. The birds have returned and the desert flowers are in bloom. And of course, schools across the nation are out for spring break. Maybe we’re just biased, but we think spending a week in Southern Utah is the perfect spring break vacation. Read More