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The San Rafael Swell is Swell

You know about Goblin Valley - we’ve mentioned it once or twice on this blog - but did you know that Goblin Valley State Park is actually part of a larger geological area called the San Rafael Swell? And it’s actually a pretty cool place. It’s a mostly unvisited wilderness full of canyons, pinnacles, monoliths [...]

2017-09-25T20:25:57+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Free National Park Day

Every year there are a handful of free days at the national parks. The entrance fees are waived to help encourage people to visit. Which is a pretty good reason to stop by, in our opinion. So if you’re wondering when the next national park free day is, well, you’re in luck. It’s just a [...]

2017-09-13T21:36:22+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Travel|

Labor Day Weekend Adventure Time!

Hey! Guess what? Labor Day Weekend is almost here. The long weekend marks the traditional end to summer, meaning that kids will be heading back to school. So it’s no wonder that it’s one of the busiest weekends of the year here in Capitol Reef - people are trying to have one last summer adventure. [...]

2017-08-31T00:33:11+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Fall Color Adventures

It’s the end of August, and that means autumn is fast approaching. In the mountain ranges of Southern Utah, the colors of fall will soon begin to show. September is a great time to explore the high-altitude regions of the state, in all their colorful glory. Here are the best places to visit this fall: [...]

2017-08-28T17:30:52+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Fruita Orchards of Capitol Reef

One of the most unique aspects of Capitol Reef is the Fruita Orchards. Long before Capitol Reef was a national anything, the residents of Fruita lived and farmed among the red cliffs. And fortunately for us, Capitol Reef now protects and preserves the Fruita orchards for everyone to enjoy. So we at the Lodge at [...]

2017-08-29T19:21:41+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Historical places, Nature|

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|