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Summer Vacation: Our Hot Take

Summer Vacation: Our Hot Take

Posted in: Travel on June 7, 2018.

Summer is almost here! And that means it’s vacation time! We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have a couple of ideas of what you can do and where you can go. Check them out and explore the best of Southern Utah this summer.

Can you Say Road Trip? – almost everything in Southern Utah is spectacular to look at. Which is why road trips are kind of the best. You get to see a bunch of scenery, stop as frequently as you want, and generally enjoy the freedom of the road. Our favorite scenic route in Southern Utah are Byway 12, the “All American Highway” that connects Capitol Reef, the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Kodachrome Basin, and Red Canyon. But if you’re located near Moab, try Route 128. It will lead you to Castle Valley and through amazing canyon views.

Crown Jewel of Utah’s Parks – we’re talking about Zion National Park here. If you’re coming to Utah and you only go to one park, make it Zion. There is no shortage of things to explore in the park, but hiking is the main attraction. Incredible trails like Angels Landing, the Subway, the Narrows, and even Emerald Pools offer something for everybody. Check out this post for more specifics about what you can do in this the Crown Jewel of Utah’s Parks.

Lost in the Maze (But Not Really) – if you really want to experience the vast wilderness of Southern Utah, then you should head to Canyonlands National Park. In particular, the Maze District in the park. It’s the least accessible region, the least developed, and the most wild. Which means you can enjoy those trails in complete solitude. If you don’t want to be entirely self-sufficient out there in the Maze, Canyonlands does have one Ranger Program in the area. Guided tours to Horseshoe Canyon are available most weekends.

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