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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 […]

November, 2020
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 […]

December, 2019
Education, Nature

Seeing Stars

We’ve made so many advances in our modern world, and made so many gains. But we’ve lost a few things too. If you live in a city or other heavily developed area, then you probably don’t get much of a chance to see the stars. Which is a shame […]

November, 2019
Education, Historical places

Fremont Indian State Park

We at the Lodge love discovering little gems in Southern Utah – the places that most people drive right past, or that are a little tricky to get to. And we love suggesting these gems on our blog, so that you can discover […]

July, 2019
Education, Entertainment

The Bard and More

There’s a lot going on here in Southern Utah that people don’t always know about. And if you’re traveling to the area from out of state, then you might not realize what’s available. Everybody knows about all the national parks, of course, but not everyone is familiar […]

June, 2019
Education, Travel

Summer of Learning

There’s a lot to know about Southern Utah, from it’s geology to it’s history, it’s a pretty fascinating place. And since we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are always excited to share local educational opportunities, we thought we’d let you know about a couple of […]

Jurassic National Monument

Hey! Guess what? Utah is getting a new national monument! The John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (that’s a mouth-full) was passed into law earlier this month. The act sets aside 1.3 million acres of land for conservation […]

December, 2018
Education, Travel

Ethical Tourism

We at the Lodge have been hearing the term “ethical tourism” more and more frequently. Everybody wants to do the right thing, even when they’re on vacation. So it’s no surprise that a term has been coined to describe this motivation. The problem is […]

August, 2018
Education, Nature

How Arches are Formed

If you’re anything like us, then you’ve wondered how natural arches and bridges are formed. These amazing geological formations dot the landscape here in Southern Utah. You can see them in all five of our national parks, and in lots of other state parks and […]

July, 2018
Education, Nature

Pando – The Trembling Giant

If you’ve ever driven from Salt Lake City to Capitol Reef National Park, then you’ve seen Pando – earth’s largest organism! Pando is a tree. Or more accurately, Pando is a clonal tree colony. What appears to be a forest of thousands of single quaking aspen trees […]