Fremont Gorge Overlook Trail

Capitol Reef National Park is a place of spectacular beauty; it has so many areas of special, natural wonder. Unfortunately, very few people get to visit these special places. In an effort to make these hidden treasures known to the public, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have created this blog series to highlight the best-unknown places of Capitol Reef. Watch for new “Special Places” posts. This post focuses on the Fremont Gorge Overlook Trail. […]

October 28th, 2015|Outdoor adventures, Special Places Report|

The Irish Canyons

One of the most compelling aspects about Southern Utah is it’s remarkable vastness. You can live your whole life in the state and still only scratch the surface of what Utah has to offer. For example did you know that 33-miles from Hanksville (a town you will definitely go through on the way to Lake Powel) is a collection of slot canyons known as the Irish Canyons? […]

October 12th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Visit the Henry Mountains

The Henry Mountains one of the most secluded mountain ranges in Southern Utah. And anyone who wants to “get away from it all” for awhile should consider doing a little mountaineering. The Henrys were the last range in America to be explored and mapped, and, consequently, the last to be named. […]

October 1st, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Being Utah residents, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch usually write about the attractions that are found in Southern Utah. But, of course, every state has its own collection of amazing locations. And since, in nature, there are no state lines, we’re adding a special section to our blog – Nearly Nearby Attractions. And this post is about Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado. […]

September 21st, 2015|Nearly Nearby Attractions, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Zion’s Top 5

This is Southern Utah. And in Southern Utah there are a lot of things that you can do. You can hike, raft, climb, go horseback riding, whatever you want to do. But the best part of coming to Southern Utah is the chance to check out the national parks. Chief among them is Zion. Here are the top 5 things to do in Zion National Park […]

September 20th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

The 2015 Utah Hunting Season

The 2015 hunting season has arrived. Here is some info for anyone coming to Southern Utah this season. Every year the state of Utah sells a certain amount of species-specific hunting permits. The most common hunts in Southern Utah are for deer and elk. Permits for antelope, bison, bighorn sheep, and moose can also be obtained. A limited amount of once-in-a-lifetime and predatory animal permits are also awarded to a lucky few. […]

September 6th, 2015|Outdoor adventures, Wildlife|

Autumn Hiking in Capitol Reef

Today is the last day of August, which means it will soon officially be autumn. Already the nights here in Southern Utah, have a little chill to them. This is good news for outdoor enthusiasts, because fall is the best season for hiking in Capitol Reef National Park – in our opinion, at least. Here is a list of hikes that we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch think are best done in the fall. […]

August 31st, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Rock Climbing in Southern Utah

One of the fastest growing outdoor sports is rock climbing. For those who know anything about the sport, this is not surprising. So if you have a itch to get out and climb, check out this list of rock climbing routes in Southern Utah. […]

August 2nd, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Top Ten Must Sees – 2015

There are so many fantastic places to explore in Southern Utah (we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch should know, we live here) that you can’t feasibly visit them all in one trip. So if you’re coming to experience the sights, here is our annual Top Ten Must Sees in Southern Utah. We hope it helps. […]

July 21st, 2015|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon is one of the coolest places in Utah (in our opinion, at least.) The canyon is fun to hike, but what sets it apart from other destinations in Utah is the amazing amount of rock art. It has one of the most extensive collections of American Indian petroglyphs in the state. So naturally, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch think you should check it out. […]

July 9th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|