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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 […]

Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day! It’s the perfect day to explore and appreciate our wonderful earth, and also, our great public lands. So let’s take a moment to talk about the national parks, and how we can all contribute to protecting these special places […]

April, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

The Irish Canyons

Southern Utah is a pretty remarkable place. And there is a lot here to discover. We at the Lodge talk about the most popular places all the time – Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches – and we mention some of the more secluded spots. But every once in a while […]

March, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Even More Arches

When someone says, “arches,” in connection with Utah, you probably think Arches National Park. But actually there are arches (and natural bridges) all across Southern Utah. In fact, Southern Utah has one of the largest concentrations of natural bridges and arches anywhere in the world […]

February, 2022
Lodge Announcements, Nature

We Love Southern Utah!

Today is February 14th, which is Valentine’s Day! A day when people everywhere get to focus on who and what they love. Which makes it the perfect day to talk about why we love Southern Utah so much! We’ve been running the […]

January, 2022
Nature, Travel

Bryce Canyon in Winter

We’ve written before about Bryce Canyon, but let’s take about visiting the park in winter. Because Bryce Canyon is one of the coolest, most memorable places in Southern Utah to visit after it snows […]