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|

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|

Autumnal Adventures

Summer is officially over. And that’s good news for all you travelers, because autumn is the best time to vacation in Southern Utah. That’s our opinion, anyway. But we’ve got some pretty good reasons to back that claim up. First, there are fewer people in the national parks. Which means that you can explore in [...]

2017-09-30T23:05:56+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

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 [...]

2017-10-10T18:30:50+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Nature, Outdoor adventures, 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|

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|

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|