The Blog at Red River Ranch

Spring Break 2014

March 24th, 2014

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Spring has officially arrived in Southern Utah! As much as we love the other seasons, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch especially love springtime. The weather is pleasant, which means you wont overheat on the trail. The birds have returned and the desert flowers are in bloom. And of course, schools across the nation are out for spring break. Maybe we’re just biased, but we think spending a week in Southern Utah is the perfect spring break vacation. Read More

Zion in the Spring

March 20th, 2014

Nature, Travel

Today is the first day of spring – hooray! We at the Lodge love this season, perhaps most of all. The renewed sense of life and the welcome return of longer, sunnier days makes us feel great. And the only way (we’ve checked, it is the only way) to truly celebrate spring is to get out and play outside. Nowhere in Utah is so inviting as the national parks – and Zion in particular. Read More

Special Places – Temples and Walls

Capitol Reef National Park is a place of spectacular beauty; it has so many areas of special, natural wonder. Unfortunately, very few people get to visit these special places. In an effort to make these hidden treasures known to the public, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have created this blog series to highlight the best-unknown places of Capitol Reef. Watch for new “Special Places” posts. In this post we’ll focus on Cathedral Valley, specifically the Temple of the Sun and Moon, and the Walls of Jericho. Read More

A Short History Lesson

March 4th, 2014

Education, Historical places

The first settlers were, of course, Native American Indians. Anasazi and Hopi tribes lived in what is now Capitol Reef National Park and Boulder Mountain. You can view petroglyphs inside Capitol Reef (especially along the board walk) and in lots of other places nearby. Drive into Fish Creek Cove and see more rock art up close. Then take the road up to the town of Boulder and visit the Anasazi Museum.

Read More

Spring Fever Cures

February 25th, 2014

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Winter is almost officially over, and it certainly feels that way here in Southern Utah. The day begins a little sooner everyday, the weather is growing warmer, and the wildlife is exhibiting increased signs of activity. If you are anything like us at the Lodge, you’re starting to itch with Spring Fever – the desire to get out and enjoy the new life. Here are a couple great getaways for early spring. Read More