The Blog at Red River Ranch

Three Hikes You Will Love

June 12th, 2014

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Capitol Reef is full of great hikes, all of them are great, but some are better than others (well, at least, in our opinion.) These three are off the beaten track, but well worth the effort. In order to get to these, you will need to drive south into the Waterpocket Fold – the southern part of Capitol Reef. An area much more wild and expansive than the main section of the park. If you want some adventure Read More

June Events 2014

There is a lot happening here in Southern Utah. So naturally we want you to make the most of it. The following is a list of the events in and around Capitol Reef for June 2014.

On June 6th the Entrada Institute of Torrey will hold it’s first Cowboy Dinner in conjunction with the Broken Spur Restaurant. Read More

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