The Blog at Red River Ranch

The Henry Mountains

April 12th, 2014

Education, Historical places

The Henry Mountains are a very isolated mountain range in South Central Utah, near Capitol Reef. For anyone who wants to “get away from it all,” we can think of no better place. Incredibly, the Henrys were the last explored range in America, and the last to be named. Their namesake is Joseph Henry, the noted physicist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institute. This mountain range still has many mysteries. Read More

Dinosaur Themed Vacation

April 7th, 2014

Education, Nature

Utah has many great features – most notably it’s scenery. There is, however, a rather unique aspect of Utah that many visitors overlook. We are, of course, talking about dinosaurs. The state has become famous for its abundance of dinosaur fossils. With that in mind, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have gathered some information for creating a dinosaur themed vacation. Check out these locations: Read More

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