Coming to Utah?

So you’re coming to Southern Utah? It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time here, or your tenth – it never fails to impress. And since seeing everything isn’t even close to possible, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want you to see the best. So we’ve come up with the following: The Ultimate, Cannot Skip List. Just like the name implies, this is what we think you shouldn’t miss when you come to Southern Utah. […]

June 15th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

What To Do This May

May is a great month to be in Utah, it’s not too hot and it’s not too cool. The weather is pleasant – not a cloud in the sky – and the foliage is returning and flowering. Basically it’s the perfect time to play outside. This is the Lodge at Red River Ranch’s list of the top 5 things to do in Southern Utah this May: […]

May 12th, 2016|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Biking Utah

There are a lot of reasons to come to Utah. We’ve got the best ski resorts, five awesome national parks, lakes, mountains, rivers, and more scenery than you can experience in a lifetime. People come from all over the world to explore the natural beauty of the state – and, interestingly, one of the biggest tourism draws is bicycling. We’re not really too surprised by this fact. We have hundreds of cyclists show up every year for the Capitol Reef Classic, which takes place right in our backyard. But what most enthusiasts come to Utah to experience is hardcore, off-trail, mountain biking. And the number one spot in the state is Moab. […]

April 16th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Canyon Country is the Best

Canyon Country is the general term applied to a large swath of land in South Central Utah. While most people generally use Canyon Country as a synonym for San Juan County, the actually boundaries stretch from Canyonlands National Park to Lake Powell. So it’s pretty big. And there is no shortage of things to see and do in Canyon Country. We made a list to help you discover some of them for yourself: […]

April 8th, 2016|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Spring Break in Southern Utah!

Spring Break is here! Whether you've got kids in elementary school, or you are looking for a break before those killer finals, you'll wanna get outside and play. And we at the Lodge can think of a better place than sunny Southern Utah. Here's our shortlist for Spring Break 2016: Moab, Arches and Canyonlands - [...]

March 23rd, 2016|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Top 5 Hikes in Zion

It’s springtime, and that means spring fever. And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch know the best cure - Zion National Park. So back your bags and head to south to the crown jewel of Utah’s park system. To help take the guess work out of your trip, we’ve got a list of [...]

March 19th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch

On the Utah-Arizona border there is a fantastic spot known as Paria Canyon. Paria Canyon, and its most famous tributary - Buckskin Gulch - are the slot canyons to visit in Utah. If fact you've probably seen a photograph of Buckskin Gulch without knowing it. Here's why you should go to Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch: [...]

March 13th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Fisher Towers

If you’re headed to Moab this spring (and why wouldn’t you be?) we’ve got a suggestion to make your trip even better. Go hike Fisher Towers trail, and, if you’re up for it, do some serious rock climbing. Fisher Towers are an iconic set of sandstone monoliths, located just outside of Moab. They are named for a miner who lived and worked in the region for a number of years. The area is very photogenic, and, since the 1960’s, has become famous for its climbing routes. […]

March 5th, 2016|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Best Things to Do in Capitol Reef

The average person who visits Capitol Reef only spend one or two days in the park. So, to help you out, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have some suggestions for getting the most out of your limited stay. This is our “Best Things to Do in Capitol Reef” list: Try One of These Hikes – these three hikes are all located in the central part of the park, and each highlight a different, awesome feature of Capitol Reef. […]

February 27th, 2016|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

To Hell and Back(bone)

One of the most scenic, and remote, back roads in this part of Southern Utah is Hell’s Backbone. The Civilian Conservation Corp built this road in 1933 to let vehicles drive between Boulder and Escalante. (Although, admittedly, most of the road traffic was in the form of mule caravans.) Today most people drive on the newer Scenic Highway 12, and Hell’s Backbone is forgotten. But if you want to see a slice of unspoiled desert country, we can’t think of a better place to go. […]

February 17th, 2016|Outdoor adventures|