June 2017

Dealing with the Summer Heat

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

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 [...]

Capitol Reef Adventure

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

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 [...]

Moab Rock Climbing

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

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 [...]

May 2017

Best Waterwater Rafting

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

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 [...]

Arts and the Park 2017

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

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 [...]

Memorial Day Weekend Adventures

2017-05-29T17:31:23+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

It’s almost Memorial Day Weekend! Which means it’s time to relax and maybe take a bit of a vacation. But, if you’re like us, it can sometimes be hard to decide what to do, and, if you’re even more like us, sometimes your plans are all last-minute. So if you’re wondering what to do in [...]

Moab Giants Dinosaur Park

2017-05-29T17:30:33+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Education, Entertainment|

Did you know that there is a dinosaur themed adventure park in Southern Utah? Located just outside of the town of Moab, the Moab Giants Dinosaur Park and Track Museum is the perfect place to have some fun and learn about dinos. Utah is famous (in certain circles) for the various species of dinosaurs that [...]

April 2017

Top 5 Things in Capitol Reef

2017-05-30T18:15:51+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

We’re pretty familiar with Capitol Reef. Partly because we live right next door to it, but mostly because we think it’s the best national park in Utah. And we hope you’ll agree with us when you go for a visit. To help you get the most of your time in the park, we’ve made a [...]

Earth Day

2017-04-21T17:57:20+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Education, Nature|

Tomorrow is April 22nd, which means it’s Earth Day! Earth Day got it’s start as a college movement in the 1970s. Today it’s celebrated in 193 countries all over the world every year. It’s a day to remember and refocus on important conservational efforts. But in the United States, it also means free entrance to [...]

Monument Valley is the American West

2017-05-30T18:15:51+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Nearly Nearby Attractions, Travel|

If you’ve ever watched a western, you’ve probably seen a sweeping shot of some lonely sandstone monoliths rising from the desert and touching the sky. Most likely, you’re seeing Monument Valley. It has become the de facto symbol for the American West - at least in film and television. (If you want confirmation, check out [...]