The Blog at Red River Ranch

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

Spring Skiing

February 9th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Spring is practically here in Southern Utah, with temperatures reaching 60 degrees in Capitol Reef this week. If you’re like us, this is really good news. But, here’s the thing, we aren’t quite ready to give up on our favorite winter pastime – skiing. And fortunately we don’t have to (yet.) There’s still plenty of snow at both Eagle Point and Brian Head ski resorts. Read More

Ultimate Spring Vacation

January 26th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Around this time of year, when the winter seems to have lasted just long enough, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch begin thinking of spring vacations. And we’re not the only ones. If you’re yearning for some sunshine, and can’t wait to start making plans until March or April, then check out this itinerary. It’s the ultimate week in Southern Utah! Read More

Winter Options

January 15th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures

We’ll be honest, winter isn’t our favorite time of year. Luckily, in Southern Utah there are plenty of ways to help pass the colder months. Typically (not necessarily this year, but typically) the weather is still pretty great during the winter – so playing outside is still an option. Then, if you head into the hills, you can go snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. So while we may not love the snow as much as we love the sun, this is The Lodge at Red River Ranch’s list of winter fun choices: Read More

Wild Wild Canyonlands

January 9th, 2016

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

The scope of the great southwest can never appreciated without seeing it in person. When you all you can see in any direction is sculpted desert, then you will know how impressive Southern Utah really is. And if you want to experience this for yourself, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch can think of no better place to visit than Canyonlands National Park. Canyonlands is the least visited national park in Utah, it is remote and, best of, spectacularly beautiful. Read More