Otter Creek Reservoir

Utah has five (count ’em, five) national parks. Which, compared to most states is a lot. And since we have these five awesome national parks, our state parks are somewhat forgotten. But that shouldn’t be the case, and if you follow our blog, you know that we like to highlight a state park that we think you should visit, and this month we’ve chosen Otter Creek State Park. […]

December 2nd, 2015|Nature, 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 Zion National Park, can stay snow-free all winter – so you can still play in the sun. […]

November 30th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Christmas at the Lodge

Since Christmas is exactly a month away, we at the Lodge thought we’d offer an idea about how you can celebrate an alternate Christmas vacation. Maybe you want to get out of the cities this winter, which usually have increased levels of pollution. Maybe you want to de-commercialize the season, and give up on buying and consuming gifts. Or maybe you simply what to get some much needed sunshine. Whatever your reason is, if you are looking for a different sort of Christmas, consider spending some time with us in Southern Utah. […]

November 25th, 2015|Lodge Announcements, Travel|

Best Heritage State Park in Utah

If you’ve ever been driving along Interstate 70, just outside of Richfield, Utah, then you’ve probably seen a sign for the Fremont Indian State Park and Museum. The blink-and-you’ll-miss-it state park is located along the freeway, in Clear Creek Canyon. Although the detour might not seem worth it to you, we’re here to inform you otherwise. […]

November 9th, 2015|Historical places, 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 visit Zion (and not just for the leaves) and here’s why: […]

October 31st, 2015|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

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|

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|

Bryce Canyon’s GeoFest 6

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch like to encourage everyone visiting Southern Utah to get involved in local events. They can be that extra something that makes a vacation perfect. To that end, we are please to announce the 6th annual GeoFest to be held at Bryce Canyon July 31 and August 1, 2015. […]

July 24th, 2015|Entertainment, Travel|

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|