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|

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|

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|

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|