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Capitol Reef is 80!

Hey, it’s almost Capitol Reefs Birthday! On August 2nd the park will celebrate 80 years of conservation! Capitol Reef actually started out as a national monument. It was President Franklin D Roosevelt who declared the area a monument in 1937. And in 1971, President Nixon changed the monument’s status to a national park. Since that [...]

2017-07-28T16:30:30+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Education, Historical places, Travel|

Guided Tours from our Friends

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are committed to creating for you the best Southern Utah adventure. As the premier luxury hotel in the Capitol Reef area, we want your vacation to be unforgettable. And while we wholeheartedly support you blazing your own trail in the wilderness of Capitol Reef, sometimes it’s helpful [...]

2017-08-02T15:59:14+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

All about the Lodge

The Lodge at Red River Ranch is the premier hotel near Capitol Reef. Founded in 1990, and built on the traditions of the Old West, the Lodge captures the history of this area as well as its beauty. Surrounded by majestic red rock, fruit orchards, and our herd of American Bison, the Lodge provides accommodations [...]

2017-07-28T16:14:18+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Travel|

Best Fishing in Southern Utah

Southern Utah is a fisherman’s paradise. The lakes and the rivers near the Lodge at Red River Ranch are teeming with fish. And as the premier sportsman hotel in the area, we wanted to share some of this paradise with you. Here's a couple of suggestions on were you can experience the best fishing in [...]

2017-08-02T15:40:02+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Torrey Apple Days 2017

It’s time once again for Torrey Apple Days! Every year in Torrey there is a great, big bash to celebrate Independence Day. This year things kick off on Thursday, June 29. If you’re in the neighborhood, come hang out with us at Torrey Apple Days 2017. The main event is the parade at 10 on [...]

2017-06-27T16:50:41+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Entertainment, Travel|

Dealing with the Summer Heat

Summer is here officially! Hooray! Here in Southern Utah, that means lots of hiking and playing in the sun. But, in case you didn’t notice, summer here in the desert is hot. Really hot. So it’s important to be safe when playing outdoors, and it’s important to learn how to spot some of the most [...]

2017-06-24T17:08:47+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Education|

Capitol Reef Adventure

Capitol Reef is an epic playground. It’s got everything that an outdoor enthusiast could possibly want. Narrow slot canyons? Check. Sweeping vistas? Check. Arches and natural bridges? Check. Heck, Capitol Reef even has pay-to-pick fruit orchards! We can’t think of better place to hang out this summer. And if you’re wondering what you should do [...]

2017-06-27T16:05:56+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Moab Rock Climbing

Southern Utah is the perfect place for adventure. And if you want to get your adrenaline pumping while you’re here, maybe try a little rock climbing.There are few places to climb that are as scenic as Southern Utah. And one of the most icon places in Southern Utah is Moab. Here are a couple of [...]

2017-07-01T16:23:42+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Best Waterwater Rafting

With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, it’s time to finalize those summer vacation plans. And if you’re wondering what to do, you’re in luck, because we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have a pretty good suggestion for you. Go whitewater rafting! Utah is full of rivers and flooded canyons that offer some [...]

2017-05-31T16:40:06+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Arts and the Park 2017

This coming weekend, the Entrada Institute, in conjunction with Capitol Reef National Park, is putting on it’s annual Plein Air Art Event - Arts and the Park. Watercolor artists from all over the world will paint the incredible landscapes of Capitol Reef and the nearby environs. You can watch them as they capture the beauty [...]

2017-05-29T17:31:10+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Education, Lodge Announcements|