The Blog at Red River Ranch

Keeping Traditions Alive

Tomorrow is a big day for Capitol Reef. (That would be Saturday, the 17th of May.) There is a ton of activities going on in the park. First off, they park is celebrating Keeping Traditions Alive day. This blurb comes straight from the parks official website: Read More

What is Rock Hounding?

May 12th, 2014

Nature, Outdoor adventures

Searching for and finding, precious and semi-precious gemstones is known as rock hounding. You can often go rock hounding on almost any public land (some national parks limit what you can remove.) In addition to gemstones, you can also extract reasonable amounts of invertebrate fossils and petrified wood. In many ways, rock hounding is like prospecting except that you are not allowed to sell the specimens you find without a permit. Rock hounding can be a fun activity to share with family and friends. We, at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, have compiled a short list of the top places people go rock hounding in Southern Utah. Read More

Petrified Forests of Southern Utah

May 8th, 2014

Nature, Outdoor adventures

There are many wonderful places to visit in Southern Utah. Some are well known – such as Zion National Park – and some are local secrets. One of the places that most tourists never visit is Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. The Petrified Forest Located near the town of Escalante, in Garfield County. It encompasses 1,300 acres of Southern Utah desert and offers the visitor a chance to explore ancient fossils, both from pant and animals – including dinosaurs. Read More

Utah Symphony’s Mighty 5

April 29th, 2014

Lodge Announcements

We have some amazing news for anyone who will be in Southern Utah on August 12th. The Utah Symphony will be performing at all the Utah national parks in its Mighty 5 Tour. This is a historic opportunity to enjoy nature coupled with fantastic music.

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UTVs

We at the Lodge are all about helping you have the best vacation possible. We provide luxurious accommodations, spectacular views, guided fishing trips and now the chance to explore more of Southern Utah on UTVs. Read More