Archive for the ‘Wildlife’ Category

Animals of Wayne County

The flora and fauna of Wayne County add to the natural geological beauty of this land. Watching for the different native animals can provide additional entertainment for both adults and children. On your next road trip to Capitol Reef, we at the Lodge challenge you to watch for these animals – see how many you can spot. Read More

Hunting Season ’12

September 15th, 2012

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Wildlife

Fall means cooler weather, beautiful colors, and, of course, the start of hunting season. Since our backyard offers some of the best hunting opportunities in the state, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we’d do a brief write-up on the coming hunting season. Read More

Day of the Condor

July 13th, 2012

Education, Nature, Travel, Wildlife

This July, on the fourteenth, the Division of Wildlife Resources will again host its Day of the Condor event. Every year the DWR sets up camp in a location in Southern Utah and invites the public to come view the rare Californian condor. This year, the “Day of the Condor” event will take place from eight until noon on Kolob Reservoir Road. Kolob Reservoir is located about 21 miles north of the town of Virgin. Read More

Elk Calling

May 30th, 2012

Nature, Wildlife

One of the most peaceful alpine hobbies that we know about is the sport of elk calling, or bugling. Elk call to each other by a series of loud, scream-like, vocalizations that can be heard for miles. Especially during mating seasons, male and female elk are attracted to each other’s bugling. As a general rule, elk are attracted to the loudest most frequent call from the opposite sex. Read More

The Wildlife of Southern Utah

March 28th, 2012

Nature, Travel, Wildlife

There is a vast amount of wildlife to be found in Southern Utah. With its mix of wind-swept deserts and high plateaus, this region supports some of the most fascinating and reclusive, animals in the country. Any vacation to Southern Utah can be enhanced by an introductory knowledge of the wildlife you might see. We, at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, put together a checklist of animals common to Southern Utah – see if you can spot some of them. Read More