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|

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|