Memorial Day Weekend Itinerary

It’s Memorial Day Weekend! Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and it’s a long weekend – so people usually try to do something pretty fun. If you’re heading to Capitol Reef this weekend, here’s what we at the Lodge suggest you do. It’s kinda of like a mini itinerary that we made just [...]

2018-05-24T18:27:04+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

The Wahweap Hoodoos

If you've spent any time wandering around Southern Utah, then you are probably familiar with hoodoos. They are some of the strangest geological formations to be found in the deserts of the American West. Plenty of people are aware of the hoodoos of Goblin Valley, Cedar Breaks and Bryce Canyon. But stranger still are the [...]

2018-05-30T20:02:18+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Thinking About Lake Powell

April is almost over, which means that, for most families, school is almost out. And when school is out, it’s the best time for a family vacation. If you’re thinking about what you can do with your family this coming summer, we at the Lodge have a pretty good suggestion – go to Lake Powell. [...]

2018-04-24T18:01:41+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Spring Hikes for Spring Fever

February is wrapping up, the last of the season’s snow storms are passing, and we at the Lodge are thinking about spring. And with spring comes the chance to get back outside. If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to get out and hit the trails. These are some of our favorite hikes in Southern [...]

2018-02-24T00:33:43+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

The Intrepid Trail System at Dead Horse

We’ve written before about Dead Horse State Park, it’s one of our favorite parks in Utah, after all. If you don’t already know, Dead Horse is basically like the Grand Canyon – a little smaller, perhaps, but way less crowded. We’ve touched on the tragic legend that lead to the park’s name, and we’ve emphasized [...]

2018-02-26T19:52:54+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Outdoor adventures|

Capitol Reef Hiking in Winter

It’s never the wrong season to go hiking! Winters in Southern Utah are (usually) mild, with little to no snow for most of the season. So if you wear a jacket, you can pretty much hike any trail in Southern Utah. And for us, there is no better place to hike in the winter than [...]

2018-01-31T19:56:30+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

It’s Ski Season!

It’s ski season! Utah is famous for its snow, and its snow sports – we did host the Winter Olympics once, ya know. The resorts near Salt Lake seem to get all the love, but there are a number of ski resorts elsewhere in Utah. So if you’re in Southern Utah and itching for the [...]

2018-01-29T19:23:36+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

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|