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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
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 […]

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 […]

December, 2020
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 […]

October, 2020
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, 2020
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Fall Colors 2020!

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, 2020
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Death Hollow Canyon

We just mentioned that September is one of the best months in which to hike in Southern Utah. It’s not so busy, it’s cooler, there’s no monsoon season – that’s are the condensed version of our reasoning. And since it’s September since we’ve been thinking about […]

August, 2020
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 […]