Hunting Season ’12

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. […]

September 15th, 2012|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Wildlife|

Day of the Condor

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. […]

July 13th, 2012|Education, Nature, Travel, Wildlife|

Elk Calling

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. […]

May 30th, 2012|Nature, Wildlife|

The Wildlife of Southern Utah

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. […]

March 28th, 2012|Nature, Travel, Wildlife|

Wild Horses of Southern Utah

Only two hours away from Red River Ranch, you can visit the Warm Springs Resource Area Wild Horse Preserve — home to approximately 170 mustangs, who roam freely on 330,000 acres of herd management area.

February 29th, 2012|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Wildlife|

Bird Watching Southern Utah

Bird watching is a recreational pastime with a huge following. It is an inexpensive way to pursue the beauty of nature and to have a good time. All a beginner needs is an armchair, a pair of binoculars, and some patience. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have some advice for those interested in Southern Utah bird watching. […]

October 31st, 2011|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Wildlife|