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Time for Fall 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 […]

September, 2021
Outdoor adventures, Travel

The Grand Circle Tour

The best, and most scenic, road trip in Utah is called the Grand Circle Tour. It takes you (the road-tripper) on a tour of all five national parks in the state — Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Bryce Canyon. And if you feel like it, you can include […]

Vermilion Cliffs and the Wave

Every so often we at the Lodge like to suggest that you check out a location that might seem a little, well, out of the way. But we know that a lot of our guests are road trippin’ it, and they might like the idea […]

August, 2021
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Capitol Reef Like a Local

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have been living next to Capitol Reef National Park for a long time now. And we’ve learned a thing or two while we’ve been here, which means we have the advantage when it comes to exploring […]

August, 2021
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Hiking the Grand Wash

Every so often, we at the Lodge like to pick a trail in Capitol Reef and tell you about it. That way, if you’re in the park and in the mood for a hike, then you know where to find a good one. This time around we’re highlighting Grand Wash […]

Cassidy Arch Trail

It’s monsoon season in Capitol Reef and Southern Utah. Which means we’re gonna be getting rain most afternoons, which do occasionally cause flash floods. So it’s best to go on trails that are somewhat elevated, and don’t have too many canyons or ravines. Luckily, our favorite hike in Capitol Reef […]

July, 2021
Entertainment, Travel

Filming Locations of John Carter

Back in 2012, Walt Disney Pictures released John Carter. And recently we had a chance to rewatch it. Is it a great movie? Eh. But it does have some fantastic action set pieces, and the director – Andrew Stanton – does a great job of capturing the landscape of “Mars.” […]

Horseshoe Bend

There is a section of the Colorado River that you’ve got to check out. It’s one of the most photographed spots in the American Southwest – you’ve almost certainly seen it on Instagram – it’s a truly impressive spectacle of nature and nature’s power. We’re talking about Horseshoe Bend […]

Factory Butte and Caineville Badlands

If you drive from the town of Torrey, into Capitol Reef National Park, past the visitor center, through the cottonwood trees and towering sandstone cliffs, then leave the park, you’ll find yourself in the Caineville Badlands. This area is only […]

Lake Powell!

It’s summer! And it’s heating up here in Southern Utah. Which means it’s time to find those outdoor activities that can help keep you cool. The obvious answer, is to head to the water. So if you’re thinking about what you can do with […]