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December, 2018
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, 2018
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Sunny Hikes for November

So, in case you hadn’t noticed, it’s autumn. And around here that means lots of sun, but a pretty sizable drop in average temperature. On any given day in November, you can except daytime highs in the mid–50s. But this doesn’t mean that you have to stay indoors […]

November, 2018
Nature, Travel

We Really Love Capitol Reef

There’s something about Capitol Reef that we just love. Every time that we visit the park, it’s like we’re seeing it for the first time – it just never gets old. And honestly we can’t get enough of it. Now, we realize that we may be a little biased […]

October, 2018
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Warm Up In Zion

At this time of year it’s getting chilly in most parts of the United States. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all on the horizon, and then winter will be here. And winter can be great. But if you’re not ready to let go of the warm […]

September, 2018
Nature, Travel

Fall Colors Roadtrip 2018

Hey! What do you know? It’s September 22nd, which means that today is the first day of autumn. Fall in Southern Utah is great. The weather is cooler and more mild, the summer rains have stopped, and the aspens are becoming absolutely brilliant. Writing about […]

September, 2018
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Canyonlands National Park

If you read our blog, then you know that we love places that are peaceful, wild, and hard to get to. And nowhere in Southern Utah quite fits that discription like Canyonlands National Park. It’s the least visited, and least developed national park in the state […]

September, 2018
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Snow Canyon State Park

So we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have talked before about Utah’s awesome state parks. We’ve written about Dead Horse Canyon and Goblin Valley and a bunch of others, but we’ve never really discussed Snow Canyon in detail. And it’s about time that we did […]

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 […]

The Wahweap Hoodoos

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 to be found in the deserts of the American West. Plenty of people are aware of the hoodoos of Goblin Valley, […]