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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Adventures!

It’s Christmas time again! Merry Christmas, everyone! We hope that you’re able to have a wonderful time with family and friends. At this time, we tend to start thinking about what’s next […]

December, 2021
Nature, Travel

Southern Utah Winter Fun!

It’s officially the first day of winter today, and just like most places, Southern Utah experiences a lot of change during this season. Despite the fact that this region is a desert, we still get snow, and we still get a little […]

December, 2021
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Let’s Go Winter Hiking in Capitol Reef

It’s never the wrong season to go hiking! Winters in Southern Utah are (usually) pretty mild, with little to no snow for most of the season. So if you wear a jacket, you can pretty much hike any trail in […]

November, 2021
Education

Fun Facts about Capitol Reef

We at the Lodge get asked a lot of questions about Capitol Reef. And sometimes those questions have interesting answers. Here’s a couple of common ones that you might have had yourself about the park and its history. And just remember you can always find more […]

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love finding new and exciting places to write about for this blog. Those places primally are in Southern Utah, since, you know, that’s where we are. But every so often we like to recommend destinations […]

October, 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 […]

October, 2021
Outdoor adventures

Best Mountain Biking. Anywhere.

If you bike, as in mountain bike, then you probably already know that Southern Utah is one of the best places in the world to ride. We have hundreds and hundreds of miles of trails that transverse some of the most breathtaking […]

October, 2021
Nature, Travel

Fremont River Hiking

There are tons of great hikes in Capitol Reef National Park. But two of the coolest in the Fruita area are the Fremont Gorge Overlook Trail and the Fremont River Trail. The first ascends to Johnson’s Mesa, and provides a great panoramic view. The second is an easy trail […]

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 […]