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December, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Outdoor Winter Fun

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s wintertime. And here in Southern Utah we’re lucky to get perfect winter weather. We do get some snowfall, especially in the higher-elevation regions, but we also get lots and lots of sunny, mild days. Which means […]

December, 2022
Nature, Travel

The Snow Park

It’s no secret that Southern Utah has a “tourist season.” Most visitors come to the national parks between April and October. Usually, only those who are looking for a little snow with their adventures hang out in the parks in December. And some of Southern Utah’s

November, 2022
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 […]

October, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Wahweap Hoodoos at Halloween

If you’ve spent any time wandering around Southern Utah, then you are probably familiar with hoodoos. They are some of the strangest geological formations in the deserts of the American West. Shaped by eons of erosion, hoodoos are strange […]

October, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Fall Colors 2022!

We at the Lodge love autumn! It’s cooler, it’s better for hiking, and it’s more colorful! You might not think about fall foliage when you think about Southern Utah, but in fact we are surrounded by some of the best fall colors in the country. The aspens that grow at the higher elevations […]

September, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Top 5 Day Hikes in Capitol Reef

There are lots of trails worth exploring in Capitol Reef National Park. Some are multi-day adventures, like Lower Mulley Twist, but the majority can be done in a day. So let’s look at and rank some of our favorite day hikes in the park […]

August, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Top 5 Things to Do in Zion

Every year Zion National Park welcome over 2.6 million visitors – many of them on Labor Day Weekend, which is in a few days – and it’s no wonder: Zion contains 150,000 acres of some of the most incredible landscape in North America. It can be a little daunting to form a plan […]

Secret Places near Capitol Reef

There are lots of special, hidden places in Southern Utah just waiting for you to explore. And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want to encourage you to discover them for yourself. Because when you get to explore one of these special spots, it’s kinda like you’ve discovered […]

July, 2022
Nature, Wildlife

Wildlife Safety

Recently, there have been a few tragic incidents in the national parks in which visitors have been hurt by the local wildlife. It’s important to remember that many, many species inhabit our public lands. And while we may love to visit, these places are also these species’ homes […]

Full Moon in Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon wants to show you the moon! For years now, the park has had a program of ranger-lead Full Moon Hikes. It’s a remarkable chance to see the Bryce Canyon amphitheater in such a way that few people ever get to experience. Imagine being among those sandstone hoodoos […]