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|

Rainbow in Stone

There are a lot of national areas in Utah. Places like Arches and Zion National Park pull in the biggest crowds, but there are plenty of other places you should visit. One of the smallest national monuments in Utah is also one of the coolest. Rainbow Bridge National Monument is only 160 square acres, but [...]

2017-02-23T20:17:49+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Nature, Travel|

Capitol Reef – for the Discerning Tourist

Capitol Reef is Utah’s best national park. (Of course that’s just our opinion, but it’s also the right opinion.) Don’t believe us? Here are three reasons why Capitol Reef is the superior national park - Playing all the hits – Capitol Reef has all the best scenery in one place. If you like slot canyons, [...]

2016-11-26T08:19:15+00:00 November 26th, 2016|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

The Utahopian Dictionary [Re-issued]

There are so many things to do and see in Southern Utah, sometimes it can be tough to narrow it down. That’s where this list which we’ve dubbed the “Utahopian Dictionary: an A to Z guide to Southern Utah” comes in. While it doesn’t provide a complete catalouge of what you might discover, it should [...]

2016-11-30T13:40:31+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Travel|

Canyons of the Grand Staircase

Utah is a pretty big state. And no matter how many times you’ve visited it, you’ll always be able to discover new places. One of the wildest, and most intensely beautiful, area of Southern Utah is the Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. We’ve written extensively about the Burr Trail and Calf Creek, the most well-known attractions [...]

2016-11-28T13:00:46+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Nature, Travel|