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|

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|

Arts and the Park 2017

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 [...]

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

Got Itineraries?

We at the Lodge work hard to help our guests have a great vacation. We’ve been providing suggestions for decades on what people can do when they visit our beautiful area. So, to make things a little easier, we’ve codified some of our best suggestions and built our very own itineraries. We’re excited to share [...]

2017-03-30T18:20:36+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Lodge Announcements, Outdoor adventures|

Merry Christmas 2016

It’s Christmas time! We at the Lodge love to celebrate the holiday season. It can be just as full of adventure as other times of the year. Here are our suggestions for a Merry Christmas here in Southern Utah. Go Skiing - We have slopes here in Southern Utah too. Check out the two main [...]

2016-12-17T18:19:43+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Lodge Announcements, Outdoor adventures|

Starfest 2016!

It’s time once again for one of our favorite annual traditions, the Heritage Starfest. Every autumn Capitol Reef National Park and the Entrada Institute in Torrey team up to bring the wonder of the night sky to everyone. And it’s no wonder. This is one of the best places in the world for stargazing. If [...]

2016-09-27T09:08:56+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Education, Lodge Announcements|

Torrey Apple Days 2016

This upcoming weekend is Torrey Apple Days! In case you are unfamiliar with Apple Days, it is the best small-town Independence Day ever. Ever. The scenic tree-lined streets of Torrey and the fantastic background of red-rock cliffs set the stage for a picture-perfect celebration. So mark your calendars for the Saturday, July 2, 2016 – [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:53+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Entertainment, Lodge Announcements|

The American Bison!

We heard some exciting news this week. The American Bison – you might call it the buffalo – is about to become our national mammal, joining the Bald Eagle as a symbol of the United States. Which we think is pretty cool, considering that the bison is also the symbol for The Lodge at Red [...]

2016-04-28T13:38:22+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Lodge Announcements, Nature|

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|