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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, […]

April, 2018
Nature, Travel

Arches and Bridges: Our List

Southern Utah has a lot of amazing scenery, but one of the coolest features is it’s concentration of natural bridges and arches. If you want to see the best arches and bridges in the state, start by visiting the places on the following list. They’re […]

January, 2018
Education, Nature

Super Blue Blood Moon Hike

Bryce Canyon wants to show you the moon. They’ve got a program in the park where you can take a guided hike in the middle of the night. A park ranger will take you in among the sandstone hoodoos, and show you the world of […]

Free Days 2018

What’s the only thing better than visiting a national park? Getting in for free! Every year the National Park Service selects certain days to be Fee Free Park Days. It’s a great reason to get outside and play in the most amazing places in the […]

December, 2017
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Caineville Badlands and Factory Butte

If you drive from the town of Torrey, into Capitol Reef National Park, past the visitor center, through the cottonwood trees and towering sandstone cliffs, and leave the park, you’ll find yourself in the Caineville Badlands. This area only 25-miles from Capitol Reef, but is […]