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|

Labor Day Weekend Adventure Time!

Hey! Guess what? Labor Day Weekend is almost here. The long weekend marks the traditional end to summer, meaning that kids will be heading back to school. So it’s no wonder that it’s one of the busiest weekends of the year here in Capitol Reef - people are trying to have one last summer adventure. [...]

2017-08-31T00:33:11+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Outdoor adventures, Travel|

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|