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|

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|