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Grafton the Ghost Town

Southern Utah is mostly desert. Which is spectacular to look at, but it can be a hard place to live. Before the conveniences of modern life, several communities in Utah fell victim to the harsh environment. In fact, Utah boasts of having more than a hundred “ghost towns.” […]

March, 2021
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Hikes for the First Day of Spring

Today is the first day of spring! Which means it’s officially time to get back outside. If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to get out and hit the trails. And it just so happens that we have a couple of trail […]

Spring Break 2021

Hey, hey, hey, it’s Spring Break 2021! For thousands of students across the US, school is about to go on a week-long recess. Which means it’s the perfect chance to explore the great outdoors. Whether or not you and your family […]

February, 2021
Travel

Capitol Reef to Moab Roadtrip

Last month, we wrote a blog post about one of the best scenic drives in the country – Highway 12. And it got us really excited about the idea of roadtripping this spring. So, since we’re kinda still on the topic, we at the Lodge thought we’d share […]

February, 2021
Nature, Outdoor adventures

The Intrepid Trail System

We’ve written before about Dead Horse Point State Park, it’s one of our favorite state parks, after all. But in case you don’t already know, Dead Horse is basically like the Grand Canyon – only a little smaller. It’s got those […]

February, 2021
Nature, Wildlife

Wildlife of Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef isn’t just a fantastic collection of inspiring geological formations. And it isn’t just a great place to hike and play in Southern Utah. For hundreds of species of animals, Capitol Reef is home. And when you visit, you get a chance to […]

January, 2021
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Highway 12 – The Best One

Hey! We’ve been thinking a lot about roadtrips. (Being inside during the winter tends to make us do that.) This is Southern Utah, so of course there are a lot of amazing routes to discover. But one of our favorites is still Highway 12, connecting Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon […]

January, 2021
Outdoor adventures

Ski Time!

It’s mid-January, which means it’s ski season! Utah is famous for its snow, and its snow sports – we did host the Winter Olympics here, ya know. The resorts near Salt Lake are the most popular, but there are a couple of great resorts in Southern Utah, which are way closer to all the national parks […]

December, 2020
Lodge Announcements

2020: Year in Review

Every year about this time, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch like to take a moment to look back at the last 12 months. Sometimes it’s exciting to see how far we’ve come, or what has happened, or how we’ve changed in the past year. But this year, it’s a little more sobering […]

December, 2020
Education, Nature

Christmas Star and Dark Skies

You’ve probably seen all the news articles this month about the “Great Conjunction.” But in case you’ve missed it, on the 21st of December, Jupiter and Saturn will appear to form one bright, new star in the night sky. This conjunction of […]