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April, 2019
Historical places, Travel

The Gifford House History

So, as you probably know, Capitol Reef has a handful of old buildings throughout the main section of the park. Most of them are located in the (now-defunct) town of Fruita. The residents of Fruita may be gone, but the history of the place is preserved in […]

March, 2019
Outdoor adventures, Travel

A Blog Birthday

Fun fact – today marks the eight anniversary of our Blog at Red River Ranch! That’s right. We’ve been writing awesome blog posts for eight years now. And during that time we’ve covered a lot of ground. We’ve given you recommendations for all five of Utah’s […]

Black Ridges Canyon

Seeing as how we at the Lodge live in Southern Utah, we typically write about Southern Utah stuff in this blog. But since natural geography only sometimes contributes to the formation of political boundaries, there are a lot of cool places in the surrounding states […]

February, 2019
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Spring Break 2019!

Today is the last day of February, which means spring is officially here next month! And if your life currently revolves around a traditional school schedule, chances are you’re looking forward to Spring Break. If you have elementary school-aged kids, Spring Break is a great excuse […]

February, 2019
Lodge Announcements, Nature

Valentine’s Day Letter

Hey, it’s Valentines’ Day, and that means people are professing and reaffirming their love for each other. And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we’d get on board with this whole idea – by telling everyone […]

February, 2019
Historical places, Travel

Bears Ears and Beyond

There’s so much to learn about Southern Utah. The history of this part of the western United States is incredibly rich – especially in regards to the native tribes that lived here. So image that you want to discover first-hand the Native American history […]

January, 2019
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Arches of Mulley Twist

If you’ve been reading our blog, then you probably know that we talked a lot about arches last year. We explored how they form, and mentioned a few of the best arches around the area. So, if you’re as big of a fan of […]

January, 2019
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Three State Parks

Ok, ok, we know you’re probably sick of hearing about the government shutdown. But as we’ve been helping guests figure out how to handle the temporary disruption of services in the national parks […]

January, 2019
Lodge Announcements

How To Handle A Shutdown

Alright folks, we’re now in the third week of the partial government shutdown. And it’s clearly affecting the national parks. So, if you’re planning on any kind of trip to Southern Utah, you may want to rethink part of your itinerary […]

December, 2018
Outdoor adventures

Looking Back at 2018

Hey! Today is the last day of 2018! We’ve had a lot happen here at Red River Ranch this year. And we wanted to remember a few things, and write a quick recap of the year before going into 2019. […]