The Blog at Red River Ranch

Torrey Apple Days 2016

This upcoming weekend is Torrey Apple Days! In case you are unfamiliar with Apple Days, it is the best small-town Independence Day ever. Ever. The scenic tree-lined streets of Torrey and the fantastic background of red-rock cliffs set the stage for a picture-perfect celebration.

So mark your calendars for the Saturday, July 2, 2016 – you’ll want to be there. Here’s the schedule of what to expect this year at Torrey Apple Days:

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Coming to Utah?

June 15th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

So you’re coming to Southern Utah? It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time here, or your tenth – it never fails to impress. And since seeing everything isn’t even close to possible, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want you to see the best. So we’ve come up with the following: The Ultimate, Cannot Skip List. Just like the name implies, this is what we think you shouldn’t miss when you come to Southern Utah.

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Petrified Forest in Escalante

June 6th, 2016

Nature, Travel

There are a lot of really famous parts of Southern Utah. Such as Zion National Park. But then there are the lesser known, local secrets. One of these secret places is Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. Even among those you pass through the town of Escalante, the park is largely unvisited. But if your plans take you along Highway 12 through the Grand Staircase, spare a thought for The Petrified Forest. It’s actually pretty cool.

The park is located outside of the town of Escalante. It encompasses 1,300 acres of desert, preserving ancient fossils from plant and animals species – including dinosaurs. Read More

What To Do In Arches & Canyonlands

May 31st, 2016

Nature, Travel

Spring is the perfect time to get outside and play in the national parks. But sometimes it can be had to decide which national park you should visit. One of the choices frequently made is between Arches and Canyonlands. They’re both really close to each other, and they both share the city of Moab as their gateway town – so ideally, you should visit them both. But if you have to choose, this list might help you decide. Read More

Red Canyon Is The Place To Be

May 21st, 2016

Nature, Travel

There is always more to see in Southern Utah. Even if you’ve been to all five national parks in the state – Zion, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Arches and Canyonlands, you’ve only scratched the surface. There are still so many places to see and explore, each with its own unique offerings. And one such place is Red Canyon. Read More