Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Ski Resorts

January 29th, 2015

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Winter is a great season here in Southern Utah. The national and state parks are still open, and the beautiful rock formations can look even cooler in winter. But there are plenty of other exciting things to do in Utah besides look at the scenery – skiing for example. And while it may be a bit late in the season, we wanted to talk about our two favorite ski resorts in Southern Utah. Read More

Which Park?

January 15th, 2015

Outdoor adventures, Travel

One of the hardest decisions to make when visiting Southern Utah is deciding what not to see. There is so much to explore here that, unfortunately, you will probably need to skip a few things. Which leads us to the important question which is better, Arches National Park or Zion National Park? Read More

A New Year is Here

Today is the last day of 2014, and tomorrow welcomes a new year. Many people make resolutions for the new year, but we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch like to remember the things we did in the months past. We made a goal to explore new places in Southern Utah. So we’d like to share with you our list of to-dones: Read More

What to do in Winter

December 15th, 2014

Outdoor adventures, Travel

If you want to have a unique vacation experience, head to Southern Utah this winter. Since the tourist industry drops off in the winter months, you’ll have the whole place to yourself. Southern Utah usually gets enough snow in the mountain 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 still play in the sun. Read More

Three Regions (Reprised)

November 14th, 2014

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Capitol Reef National Park is a showcase of natural splendor. It contains massive sandstone towers, high-desert mesas, narrow canyons, and plenty of room to explore. We at the lodge have unofficially subdivided Capitol Reef into three geographical regions. There is the Main Thoroughfare area, Cathedral Valley, and the Waterpocket Fold. Here is some info on each of the sections, to help you explore it all. Read More