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Tours and More.

Just a few minutes from The Lodge is Capitol Reef National Park, one of the true treasures of the Southwest.

The transcendent cliffs and monoliths of the park are some of the most awe-inspiring geography that you will find… anywhere. Hike, climb, ride, photograph, and scramble around our wonderful backyard.

Forgot to bring something essential? Gear up for your adventures at Capitol Reef Backcountry Outfitters located in downtown Torrey.

And if you want someone to show you the ropes around here, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. We’ve partnered with several companies that offer guided tours.

Hikers walk along a trail under red cliffs

Miles of trails

High adventure awaits on the trails of Southern Utah. Whether you’re hitting the popular routes in Capitol Reef, or backpacking into the unknown wilderness, hiking is where it all starts. Of course, there are plenty of places to go climbing, rappelling, and canyoneering as well.

Talk to Capitol Reef Adventure Company for backpacking and canyoneering tours.

And if you’re hiking on a one-way trail and need someone to help shuttle you back to the trailhead, try Hondoo Trail Guides.

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High-Octane Exploration

Have you ever been off-roading? There are thousands of off-road trails to explore nearby, many located right behind the Lodge. ATVs, UTVs, Jeeps and other high-clearance, all-terrain vehicles will give you access to the best parts of Southern Utah.

You can even benefit from Jeeps on the rougher roads of Capitol Reef. Some areas of the park, like the Waterpocket Fold and Cathedral Valley, can be tough on regular passenger vehicles. Try renting a Jeep from our friends at Dixie Top Outfitters to get the most our of your trip.

A horse stands with Capitol Reef in the background

Horseback Riding

Perhaps the best ways to tour the deserts and mountains of Utah is on horseback.

Get in touch with the spirit of the Old West – and give your legs a rest – as you explore the natural wonders and beauties of Capitol Reef and beyond.

Guided horseback tours are available. The folks at Hondoo Trail Guides or Wilderness Ridge Adventures can help you out.

A close-up of a fly-fishing reel

Fishing Paradise

The Lodge at Red River Ranch is located on the banks of the Fremont River. Our five miles of private Blue Ribbon fly-fishing means you can avoid other, more crowded locations.

The Lodge’s private waters are managed by Chunky Trout Outfitters and are catch-and-release only. But if you want to keep what you catch, consider a excursion to nearby Boulder Mountain or Fishlake National Forest.

Make a reservation to fish at the Lodge with Chunky Trout Outfitters.

An elk bellows in the scrub grass of Boulder Mountain

Sportsmen Welcome

Enjoy great hunting all year round — including pheasant, chukar, and big game. Stay during September and October for the annual deer and elk hunts.

We’re perfectly situated between Boulder Mountain, Thousand Lake Mountain, and the Henry Mountain Range. And all three places are famous for great hunting.

If you need a guide to help you make the most out of your Southern Utah hunt, try Dixie Top Outfitters.

An elk bellows in the scrub grass of Boulder Mountain

Epic Kayaking and Biking

Southern Utah is the best place on earth for heart-pounding high-adventure. Whether it’s whitewater rafting or kayaking among our desert canyons or mountain biking over slickrock, there is plenty around here to satisfy the most ardent adrenaline junkie.

A vintage vehicle drives among red cliffs near Moab

Roadtrip in Southern Utah

The Lodge at Red River Ranch is centrally located between all of Utah’s national parks—Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, and Canyonlands. It’s the pefect basecamp to experience the best of Utah’s stunning landscapes.

While you’re at it, be sure to explore some of the other nearby spectacular playgrounds: Goblin Valley, Grand Staircase National Monument, Moab, Lake Powell, and more.