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Best Three Places This Year

Merry Christmas, everybody! It’s been quite the year for us at the Lodge at Red River Ranch. We’ve welcomed hundreds of guests here at the Lodge in 2017. And hopefully we made for a great experience while you explored Capitol Reef National Park. As we look back at the year’s end, we thought we’d like [...]

2017-12-22T20:30:21+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Lodge Announcements, Travel|

Monumental Controversy

You may have heard that earlier this month, several national monuments – most notably two in Utah – have been reduced in size. This has led to celebration by some groups. Mostly groups that are invested in grazing, resource recovery, etc. And condemnation by those who advocate for the protection of the environmental and cultural [...]

2017-12-29T20:00:33+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Lodge Announcements|

Caineville Badlands and Factory Butte

If you drive from the town of Torrey, into Capitol Reef National Park, past the visitor center, through the cottonwood trees and towering sandstone cliffs, and leave the park, you'll find yourself in the Caineville Badlands. This area only 25-miles from Capitol Reef, but is one of the most desolate stretches of desert you're likely [...]

2017-12-26T19:00:34+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Coyote Gulch Art Village

Did you that Southern Utah has its very own art village? It’s called Coyote Gulch and it’s one of the area’s hidden gems. There are a number of galleries, a half-dozen studios, and gift and coffee shops that together form this little village. There’s even a couple of spas. Coyote Gulch is tucked away in [...]

2017-11-28T20:54:07+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Education, Nearly Nearby Attractions|

Gooseberry Mesa

If you’re a mountain biker, then you know there’s nothing like riding through the rough terrain of some unspoiled landscape. And if you know Southern Utah, then you know that the wide expanse of desert scenery is that unspoiled landscape. Whether you’re conquering the slickrock of Moab, or slogging through the sands of Hell’s Backbone, [...]

2017-11-27T21:19:34+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Outdoor adventures|

3 Winter Hikes

Throughout the winter, some of the trails in Capitol Reef are better for hiking than others. Some trails might have snow on the ground in shady places, or might be too cold in the shadows of the canyon walls. So we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have compiled a list of the best [...]

2017-12-01T23:32:08+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Golf Saint George

Winter is fast arriving in Southern Utah. Which as we may have mentioned before, shouldn’t spoil your fun. But maybe you’re not up for skiing at Brian Head, or snowmobiling at Fish Lake, maybe you just want to hang out in the sun for a week. If that’s the case, we suggest a golf vacation [...]

2017-11-28T20:21:33+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Entertainment, Travel|

Winter is Upon Us…

It’s the end of October. Which means things are starting to cool off here in Southern Utah. Now we’re looking toward winter, and if you’re new around here, you might think that means the end of outdoor fun. But the truth is, there are lots of things you can do in the outdoors in winter. [...]

2017-10-31T18:09:26+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Outdoor adventures|

Horseshoe Bend

There is one section of the Colorado River that you’ve got to check out. It’s one of the most photographed spots in the American Southwest, a truly impressive spectacle of nature - we’re talking about Horseshoe Bend. The erosive power of the Colorado River has moved millions of tons of sandstone to create this iconic [...]

2017-10-31T19:17:44+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Nature, Travel|