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|

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|

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|

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|

Golf Saint George

Winter is fast arriving in Southern Utah. Which as we may have mentioned before, shouldn’t spoil your fun. But maybe you’re not up for skiing at Brian Head, or snowmobiling at Fish Lake, maybe you just want to hang out in the sun for a week. If that’s the case, we suggest a golf vacation [...]

2017-11-28T20:21:33+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Entertainment, Travel|

Horseshoe Bend

There is one section of the Colorado River that you’ve got to check out. It’s one of the most photographed spots in the American Southwest, a truly impressive spectacle of nature - we’re talking about Horseshoe Bend. The erosive power of the Colorado River has moved millions of tons of sandstone to create this iconic [...]

2017-10-31T19:17:44+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Nature, Travel|

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|

Free National Park Day

Every year there are a handful of free days at the national parks. The entrance fees are waived to help encourage people to visit. Which is a pretty good reason to stop by, in our opinion. So if you’re wondering when the next national park free day is, well, you’re in luck. It’s just a [...]

2017-09-13T21:36:22+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Travel|