Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

New Year, New Experiences

We’ve reached the end of 2013. And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want to thank all our guests for a great time together. We hope that the new year promises new chances for more exploration. Happy 2014, everyone!

To conclude the year, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten places that we’ve visited this year. (A little something to get you thinking about your own plans for 2014.) Here’s the list: Read More

Winter Fun

December 10th, 2013

Outdoor adventures, Travel

If you want to have a unique winter vacation experience, head to Southern Utah this season. While, admittedly, most of the tourism declines in the winter months, there are still plenty of activities do enjoy. We usually get enough snow in the higher elevation regions to support snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. But the lower elevation parts (such as Capitol Reef National Park) sometimes stay snow-free all winter – so you can play in the sun. Read More

See the Parks in Winter

November 26th, 2013

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Winter has come to Southern Utah. This week we had almost six inches of snowfall at the Lodge. Now that autumn is over, people seldom visit the national parks. This is understandable. However, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch still recommend visiting national or state parks when you get that itch to get outside. And while, true, temperatures can be low, we still think you can have fun. Read More

Visiting Horseshoe Canyon

November 2nd, 2013

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Horseshoe Canyon is of the coolest places in Utah. The canyon is fun to hike, but what sets it apart from other natural wonders is the rock art. It has one of the most extensive collections of American Indian rock art in the state. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are very impressed by Horseshoe Canyon. We think you should check it out. Read More

Best. Road. Trip. Ever.

October 15th, 2013

Outdoor adventures, Travel

You know that expression, “go big or go home?” If you want to go big there’s nothing like the Grand Circle Tour. Of course, once you drive it, you may never want to go home anyway…

The “Grand Circle” is a massive road trip that stops in each of Utah’s five national parks. And it throws in the Grand Canyon as a sort of dessert, (not desert, although it is that too.) The Grand Circle Tour covers a lot of ground, and you won’t be disappointed. Plus because it’s late fall, the temperature will be perfect in most of the places you visit. Read More