Go Rafting This Summer

This month has been usually hot here in Southern Utah, just like most of the Western United States. So, when contemplating your summer plans, hiking might not sound too appealing. Luckily, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have a suggestion to save your summer. How do you feel about whitewater rafting? Rafting is pretty exciting, and Utah has some great whitewater courses that we guarantee will make your heart pound. Check out our list of the top three places to go rafting in Utah. […]

June 30th, 2015|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Kodachrome Basin

We in Utah are lucky. We live in a state that has five national parks. Plus several more parks in the neighboring states (and most are less than a day away.) In fact, we are so famous for our national parks that people come from all across the globe to visit our state. But, and this is the point, our national parks are so venerated that people forget all about our state parks. […]

June 15th, 2015|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Take a Hike… To Golden Throne

Capitol Reef is a fantastic place to hike. The desert scenery is breathtaking and the air is clear. And because its less well-known than other Utah parks, even the most popular hikes in Capitol Reef are uncrowded. If you want to get out and explore nature, take a hike in Capitol Reef. This week’s recommendation: Golden Throne. […]

June 9th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Everyone Should Visit the Grand Canyon

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 first on our new list is the Grand Canyon. […]

May 30th, 2015|Nearly Nearby Attractions, Outdoor adventures|

ATV Trails

Most people come to Southern Utah for the amazing physical activities that can be enjoyed here. Hiking, cycling, climb, whitewater rafting and horseback riding are some of the more popular ones. And these are all fun, without question, but some people like to go a little faster. Which is why ATV trails are so awesome. […]

May 21st, 2015|Outdoor adventures|

Red Canyon

The thing about Southern Utah is there is always more to see. For example, many people go to one or two of the national parks while visiting our state. Some people even go to all five – Zion, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Arches and Canyonlands – which, as you can imagine, is a pretty good sampling of Southern Utah. But there are still many locations, each with its own wonders, left unvisited. […]

May 5th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Capitol Reef Classic 2015

This year the Capitol Reef Classic will be held on July 17th and 18th. For bicycling everywhere, this is an amazing annual event. Nothing beats the views that can be experienced touring Wayne County and Capitol Reef on bike. And besides there will be cash prizes for the winners. […]

May 1st, 2015|Entertainment, Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Adventure in the Grand Staircase

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love Southern Utah. We love all the little surprises that can be found almost everywhere. And if you’re heading into the Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument anytime soon, here is a list of surprises we think you’ll love too. […]

April 22nd, 2015|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Kodachrome Basin

In our blogs, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, are always raving about Utah’s five great national parks. Just as spectacular, but less visited, are our state parks. There are a couple of advantages to including state parks into your vacation plans. Since Utah’s state parks are smaller in size, it means that you can often see everything the park has to offer – which is nearly impossible in the national parks – in one trip. And the fact that state parks are less popular means you don’t have to fight the crowds. One of Southern Utah’s best kept secrets is the impressive Kodachrome Basin State Park. […]

April 7th, 2015|Outdoor adventures|

Spring Fever

Spring is almost here! And while, admittedly, we’ve had some late snow this season, the general mildness of the winter has new growth already showing. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are pretty excited to celebrate the changing seasons. Consequently, we are once again complying a list of the best places to visit this spring. Here’s what we’ve got so far: […]

February 27th, 2015|Outdoor adventures, Travel|