The Blog at Red River Ranch

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

Fisher Towers

March 5th, 2016

Outdoor adventures, Travel

If you’re headed to Moab this spring (and why wouldn’t you be?) we’ve got a suggestion to make your trip even better. Go hike Fisher Towers trail, and, if you’re up for it, do some serious rock climbing.

Fisher Towers are an iconic set of sandstone monoliths, located just outside of Moab. They are named for a miner who lived and worked in the region for a number of years. The area is very photogenic, and, since the 1960′s, has become famous for its climbing routes. Read More

Best Things to Do in Capitol Reef

February 27th, 2016

Outdoor adventures, Travel

The average person who visits Capitol Reef only spend one or two days in the park. So, to help you out, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have some suggestions for getting the most out of your limited stay. This is our “Best Things to Do in Capitol Reef” list:

Try One of These Hikes - these three hikes are all located in the central part of the park, and each highlight a different, awesome feature of Capitol Reef. Read More

To Hell and Back(bone)

February 17th, 2016

Outdoor adventures

One of the most scenic, and remote, back roads in this part of Southern Utah is Hell’s Backbone. The Civilian Conservation Corp built this road in 1933 to let vehicles drive between Boulder and Escalante. (Although, admittedly, most of the road traffic was in the form of mule caravans.) Today most people drive on the newer Scenic Highway 12, and Hell’s Backbone is forgotten. But if you want to see a slice of unspoiled desert country, we can’t think of a better place to go. Read More