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|

Spring Skiing

Spring is practically here in Southern Utah, with temperatures reaching 60 degrees in Capitol Reef this week. If you’re like us, this is really good news. But, here’s the thing, we aren’t quite ready to give up on our favorite winter pastime – skiing. And fortunately we don’t have to (yet.) There’s still plenty of snow at both Eagle Point and Brian Head ski resorts. […]

February 9th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Ultimate Spring Vacation

Around this time of year, when the winter seems to have lasted just long enough, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch begin thinking of spring vacations. And we’re not the only ones. If you’re yearning for some sunshine, and can’t wait to start making plans until March or April, then check out this itinerary. It’s the ultimate week in Southern Utah! […]

January 26th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Winter Options

We’ll be honest, winter isn’t our favorite time of year. Luckily, in Southern Utah there are plenty of ways to help pass the colder months. Typically (not necessarily this year, but typically) the weather is still pretty great during the winter – so playing outside is still an option. Then, if you head into the hills, you can go snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. So while we may not love the snow as much as we love the sun, this is The Lodge at Red River Ranch’s list of winter fun choices: […]

January 15th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures|