Capitol Reef is 80!

Hey, it’s almost Capitol Reefs Birthday! On August 2nd the park will celebrate 80 years of conservation! Capitol Reef actually started out as a national monument. It was President Franklin D Roosevelt who declared the area a monument in 1937. And in 1971, President Nixon changed the monument’s status to a national park. Since that [...]

2017-07-28T16:30:30+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Education, Historical places, Travel|

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|

All about the Lodge

The Lodge at Red River Ranch is the premier hotel near Capitol Reef. Founded in 1990, and built on the traditions of the Old West, the Lodge captures the history of this area as well as its beauty. Surrounded by majestic red rock, fruit orchards, and our herd of American Bison, the Lodge provides accommodations [...]

2017-07-28T16:14:18+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Travel|

Torrey Apple Days 2017

It’s time once again for Torrey Apple Days! Every year in Torrey there is a great, big bash to celebrate Independence Day. This year things kick off on Thursday, June 29. If you’re in the neighborhood, come hang out with us at Torrey Apple Days 2017. The main event is the parade at 10 on [...]

2017-06-27T16:50:41+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Entertainment, Travel|

Moab Rock Climbing

Southern Utah is the perfect place for adventure. And if you want to get your adrenaline pumping while you’re here, maybe try a little rock climbing.There are few places to climb that are as scenic as Southern Utah. And one of the most icon places in Southern Utah is Moab. Here are a couple of [...]

2017-07-01T16:23:42+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Best Waterwater Rafting

With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, it’s time to finalize those summer vacation plans. And if you’re wondering what to do, you’re in luck, because we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have a pretty good suggestion for you. Go whitewater rafting! Utah is full of rivers and flooded canyons that offer some [...]

2017-05-31T16:40:06+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Memorial Day Weekend Adventures

It’s almost Memorial Day Weekend! Which means it’s time to relax and maybe take a bit of a vacation. But, if you’re like us, it can sometimes be hard to decide what to do, and, if you’re even more like us, sometimes your plans are all last-minute. So if you’re wondering what to do in [...]

2017-05-29T17:31:23+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Top 5 Things in Capitol Reef

We’re pretty familiar with Capitol Reef. Partly because we live right next door to it, but mostly because we think it’s the best national park in Utah. And we hope you’ll agree with us when you go for a visit. To help you get the most of your time in the park, we’ve made a [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:51+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Monument Valley is the American West

If you’ve ever watched a western, you’ve probably seen a sweeping shot of some lonely sandstone monoliths rising from the desert and touching the sky. Most likely, you’re seeing Monument Valley. It has become the de facto symbol for the American West - at least in film and television. (If you want confirmation, check out [...]

2017-05-30T18:15:51+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Nearly Nearby Attractions, Travel|

Spring Break in Southern Utah!

Spring Break is here! Whether you've got kids in elementary school, or you are looking for a break before those killer finals, you'll wanna get outside and play. And we at the Lodge can think of a better place than sunny Southern Utah. Here's our shortlist for Spring Break 2017: Moab, Arches and Canyonlands - [...]

2017-03-21T18:04:27+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|