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The Comparison Posts: Zion and Capitol Reef

Many of the travelers who come to Southern Utah can only visit one national park. And that can make it tough, since it’s hard to choose between all five of the major parks. We at the Lodge understand this, and we want to try to help you out a little bit, so we’ve decided to [...]

2018-03-29T17:01:40+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Travel|

More to Explore

Capitol Reef is the best. It’s the biggest draw in our area, and with good reason. And we love it, and you should totally go check it out. Sometimes, however, it’s nice to know what else you can see that’s nearby. To help you find some extra fun, we at the Lodge at Red River [...]

2018-02-28T18:47:06+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Travel|

Spring Hikes for Spring Fever

February is wrapping up, the last of the season’s snow storms are passing, and we at the Lodge are thinking about spring. And with spring comes the chance to get back outside. If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to get out and hit the trails. These are some of our favorite hikes in Southern [...]

2018-02-24T00:33:43+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

The Intrepid Trail System at Dead Horse

We’ve written before about Dead Horse State Park, it’s one of our favorite parks in Utah, after all. If you don’t already know, Dead Horse is basically like the Grand Canyon – a little smaller, perhaps, but way less crowded. We’ve touched on the tragic legend that lead to the park’s name, and we’ve emphasized [...]

2018-02-26T19:52:54+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Outdoor adventures|

Grafton is a Ghost Town

Southern Utah is mostly desert. Which is spectacular to look at, but it can be a hard place to live. Before the conveniences of modernity, several communities in Utah fell victim to the harsh environment. In fact, Utah boasts of having more than a hundred “ghost towns.” (But most of these aren’t much to look [...]

2018-02-24T18:58:09+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Historical places|

Super Blue Blood Moon Hike

Bryce Canyon wants to show you the moon. They’ve got a program in the park where you can take a guided hike in the middle of the night. A park ranger will take you in among the sandstone hoodoos, and show you the world of Bryce Canyon illuminated by the full moon. It’s a very [...]

2018-01-29T20:27:03+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Education, Nature|

Capitol Reef Hiking in Winter

It’s never the wrong season to go hiking! Winters in Southern Utah are (usually) mild, with little to no snow for most of the season. So if you wear a jacket, you can pretty much hike any trail in Southern Utah. And for us, there is no better place to hike in the winter than [...]

2018-01-31T19:56:30+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Free Days 2018

What’s the only thing better than visiting a national park? Getting in for free! Every year the National Park Service selects certain days to be Fee Free Park Days. It’s a great reason to get outside and play in the most amazing places in the country. Here’s the complete list for 2018: January 15 - [...]

2018-01-25T20:29:47+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Lodge Announcements, Nature, Travel|

It’s Ski Season!

It’s ski season! Utah is famous for its snow, and its snow sports – we did host the Winter Olympics once, ya know. The resorts near Salt Lake seem to get all the love, but there are a number of ski resorts elsewhere in Utah. So if you’re in Southern Utah and itching for the [...]

2018-01-29T19:23:36+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Outdoor adventures, Travel|