The Blog at Red River Ranch

Biking Utah

April 16th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

There are a lot of reasons to come to Utah. We’ve got the best ski resorts, five awesome national parks, lakes, mountains, rivers, and more scenery than you can experience in a lifetime. People come from all over the world to explore the natural beauty of the state – and, interestingly, one of the biggest tourism draws is bicycling.

We’re not really too surprised by this fact. We have hundreds of cyclists show up every year for the Capitol Reef Classic, which takes place right in our backyard. But what most enthusiasts come to Utah to experience is hardcore, off-trail, mountain biking. And the number one spot in the state is Moab.

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Canyon Country is the Best

April 8th, 2016

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Canyon Country is the general term applied to a large swath of land in South Central Utah. While most people generally use Canyon Country as a synonym for San Juan County, the actually boundaries stretch from Canyonlands National Park to Lake Powell. So it’s pretty big. And there is no shortage of things to see and do in Canyon Country. We made a list to help you discover some of them for yourself:

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Spring Break in Southern Utah!

March 23rd, 2016

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Spring Break is here! Whether you’ve got kids in elementary school, or you are looking for a break before those killer finals, you’ll wanna get outside and play. And we at the Lodge can think of a better place than sunny Southern Utah. Here’s our shortlist for Spring Break 2016: Read More

Top 5 Hikes in Zion

March 19th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

It’s springtime, and that means spring fever. And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch know the best cure – Zion National Park. So back your bags and head to south to the crown jewel of Utah’s park system. To help take the guess work out of your trip, we’ve got a list of the top five hikes to do in Zion.

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Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch

March 13th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

On the Utah-Arizona border there is a fantastic spot known as Paria Canyon. Paria Canyon, and its most famous tributary – Buckskin Gulch – are *the* slot canyons to visit in Utah. If fact you’ve probably seen a photograph of Buckskin Gulch without knowing it. Here’s why you should go to Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch:

Buckskin Gulch happens to be the longest and deepest slot canyon in the United States, and according to some estimates, in the world. Read More