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Jason Martin

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Local Artists | Comments Off

Jason Martin

Jason Martin has a talent for creating landscapes of Capitol Reef National Park. His artwork is displayed at Red Sands Hotel and is for sale. Please contact Red Sands Hotel to purchase any of Jason Martin’s unique landscape...

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Jarod Hansen

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Local Artists | Comments Off

Jarod Hansen

Jarod Hansen lives in Kanab where he is surrounded by breathtaking red rock cliffs an inspiration to creating his favorite work.  He enjoys working with stone creating functional stone sculptures such as address plaques, monumental pieces and city signs.  He is also an incredible oil painter. His painting of the Indian hanging off the Temple of the Sun is displayed in the lobby of our Hotel and is for sale. The Temple of the Sun and the Moon is one of the many miraculous areas to visit when touring Capitol Reef National Park.  He recently...

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Wade Hansen

Posted by on Mar 23, 2012 in Local Artists | Comments Off

Wade Hansen

A century ago James Jensen, son of Danish immigrants, learned to cut stone in the granite quarries of Little Cottonwood Canyon.  From son to son his legacy has passed down five generations to Wade Hansen, his uncle Wes Hansen, cousins Brad and Glen Hansen to his nephew Jarod Hansen who all specializes in the very artistically difficult craft of stone carving. For the last fifty five years the Hansen’s have worked on nearly every local renovation or stone construction project, continually absorbing techniques from other stone workers and...

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Canyoneering In Capitol Reef National Park

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Canyoneering In Capitol Reef National Park

Canyoneering in Capitol Reef National Park is one of the most spectacular places in the world. Stay at Red Sands Hotel and book your canyoneering trip with Redrockadventureguides.com for an adventure you’ll never forget!

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The History of the Orchards in Capitol Reef

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

The History of the Orchards in Capitol Reef

Settlement came late to south-central Utah; the Capitol Reef area wasn’t charted by credible explorers until 1872. In the last half of that decade, Latter Day Saints (Mormon) settlers moved into the high plateau lands west of Capitol Reef and established communities based on short-season farming and grazing. They then looked to the east, along the corridor of water snaking through the soaring cliffs and domes of the Waterpocket Fold – the Fremont River. The origin of the little community at the junction of the Fremont River and...

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Where did Capitol Reef get It’s Name?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Where did Capitol Reef get It’s Name?

Capitol Reef National Park one of 5 National Parks in Utah. It is 100 miles long and quit narrow. The park was established in 1971. Preserving 241,904 acres and is open all year. With May through September being the most popular months, this is a beautiful Park to explore all months of the year. Capitol Reef National Park was called “Wayne Wonderland” in the 1920s by Ephraim P. Pectol and Joseph S. Hickman. Capitol Reef National Park protects colorful canyons, ridges, buttes, and monoliths. A Butte is an isolated hill with steep...

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Winter Is A Great Time To Visit Capitol Reef National Park

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Winter Is A Great Time To Visit Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park is a great park to visit any time of the year. Looking for something to do for the weekend and want to avoid the crowds? Come down to Capitol Reef National Park and do some hiking and touring and have the place practically to yourself. Snow accumulated on the Boulder Mountain which is near the park, but in Capitol Reef National Park there is very little snow. You’ll find beautiful views of the red rocks with skiffs of snow around the cliffs.       Where to stay when visiting in the off Season...

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Where to stay in Capitol Reef National park

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Where to stay in Capitol Reef National park

Why stay at Red Sands Hotel? Our Hotel Manager Kelli Hansen is a local and is always willing to share the local flavor of Torrey with our guests.  She has a passion for exploring the red rocks and the vast desert and mountain terrain. Want to know just what to see while visiting?  Just ask Kelli. She’ll guide you to the best locations for the season whether your hiking, off-roading, fishing or just sight seeing.  Want to stay even longer?  Kelli can help your build your itinerary around the Capitol Reef National Park area with her vast...

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Hickman Bridge Trailhead Reopened

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Hickman Bridge Trailhead Reopened

The Hickman Bridge Trailhead off Utah Highway 24 had been closed upon discovery of the a rockfall that blocked the entrance to the trail last year. However thanks to the Rocky Mountain National Park trail crew it is now reopen for us to enjoy! A portion of a retaining wall just beyond the rockfall was washed out during last seasons flooding in September.Hikers are asked to use caution when hiking through this area. Masonry work will begin in the spring as warmer temperatures allow. The Hickman Bridge Trail, 2 miles round-trip (3.2 km) is one...

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Hotel Policies

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in We pride ourselves on clean rooms | Comments Off

HOTEL POLICIES It’s important to us that each Guest is given appropriate information to make their stay as comfortable as possible. Here you can find details of our Hotel Policies on items such as Check-In/Check-Out times, Cancellations, Payment, and much more. For additional details, please contact the hotel and speak to one of our helpful Team Members SMOKING Our hotel is nonsmoking. We have designated smoking areas outside for your convenience. Check-in / Check-out Check-In Time 3:00 pm Minimum Age to Register 21 Check-Out Time 11:00...

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