Archive for the ‘Outdoor adventures’ Category

Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch

March 13th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

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:

Buckskin Gulch happens to be the longest and deepest slot canyon in the United States, and according to some estimates, in the world. Read More

Fisher Towers

March 5th, 2016

Outdoor adventures, Travel

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. Read More

Best Things to Do in Capitol Reef

February 27th, 2016

Outdoor adventures, Travel

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. Read More

To Hell and Back(bone)

February 17th, 2016

Outdoor adventures

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. Read More

Spring Skiing

February 9th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

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. Read More