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 [...]

2016-02-17T12:38:16+00:00 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 [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:53+00:00 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 [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:53+00:00 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 [...]

2016-01-15T13:37:36+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Wild Wild Canyonlands

The scope of the great southwest can never appreciated without seeing it in person. When you all you can see in any direction is sculpted desert, then you will know how impressive Southern Utah really is. And if you want to experience this for yourself, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch can think [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:53+00:00 January 9th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Winter Funtime List 2015

If you want to have a unique get-a-way, try going down to Southern Utah this winter. Since the tourist season pretty much ends in October, you’ll have the whole place to yourself. Southern Utah usually gets enough snow in the mountains for plenty of snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. But at lower elevations, places like [...]

2015-11-30T12:50:00+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Autumn Leaves and More in Zion

This time of year, which is to say, late autumn, the leaves have mostly lost their brilliant colors throughout Utah. There is, however, one place that is warm enough that the leaves don’t change until November – Zion National Park. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, think fall is the best time to [...]

2015-10-31T18:06:00+00:00 October 31st, 2015|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

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 [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:54+00:00 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. […]

2017-05-30T18:15:54+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures|