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Spring Skiing

Spring is practically here in Southern Utah, with temperatures reaching 60 degrees in Capitol Reef this week. If you’re like us, this is really good news. But, here’s the thing, we aren’t quite ready to give up on our favorite winter pastime – skiing. And fortunately we don’t have to (yet.) There’s still plenty of [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:53+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Ultimate Spring Vacation

Around this time of year, when the winter seems to have lasted just long enough, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch begin thinking of spring vacations. And we’re not the only ones. If you’re yearning for some sunshine, and can’t wait to start making plans until March or April, then check out this [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:53+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Winter Options

We’ll be honest, winter isn’t our favorite time of year. Luckily, in Southern Utah there are plenty of ways to help pass the colder months. Typically (not necessarily this year, but typically) the weather is still pretty great during the winter – so playing outside is still an option. Then, if you head into the [...]

2016-01-15T13:37:36+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Wild Wild Canyonlands

The scope of the great southwest can never appreciated without seeing it in person. When you all you can see in any direction is sculpted desert, then you will know how impressive Southern Utah really is. And if you want to experience this for yourself, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch can think [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:53+00:00 January 9th, 2016|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Here’s to a New Year

From time to time, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch like to think about the journey we’ve taken so far. We’ve done our best to provide a haven here in Southern Utah for people to come and enjoy the wondrous beauty of Capital Reef. We have been a stop for people seeking excitement, [...]

2015-12-31T13:10:05+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Lodge Announcements, Travel|

Free Park Days 2016!

2015 was a good year for the National Park Service, in fact, it was the 99th anniversary of the government organization. And since we remember how to count, we know that this coming year will be the 100th year anniversary of the NPS. To celebrate, they will be having 16 fee-free days to play in [...]

2015-12-29T12:52:53+00:00 December 29th, 2015|Education, Nature, Travel|

Mesa Verde or Bust

Being Utah residents, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch usually write about the attractions that are found in Southern Utah. But, of course, every state has its own collection of amazing locations. And since, in nature, there are no state lines, we’re adding a special section to our blog – Nearly Nearby Attractions. [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:53+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Education, Nearly Nearby Attractions, Travel|

Otter Creek Reservoir

Utah has five (count ’em, five) national parks. Which, compared to most states is a lot. And since we have these five awesome national parks, our state parks are somewhat forgotten. But that shouldn’t be the case, and if you follow our blog, you know that we like to highlight a state park that we [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:54+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Nature, Travel|

Winter Funtime List 2015

If you want to have a unique get-a-way, try going down to Southern Utah this winter. Since the tourist season pretty much ends in October, you’ll have the whole place to yourself. Southern Utah usually gets enough snow in the mountains for plenty of snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. But at lower elevations, places like [...]

2015-11-30T12:50:00+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Christmas at the Lodge

Since Christmas is exactly a month away, we at the Lodge thought we’d offer an idea about how you can celebrate an alternate Christmas vacation. Maybe you want to get out of the cities this winter, which usually have increased levels of pollution. Maybe you want to de-commercialize the season, and give up on buying [...]

2015-11-25T13:22:32+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Lodge Announcements, Travel|