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July, 2020
Nature, Travel

Monsoon Season

Here in Southern Utah we have some pretty great scenery. And all of it – the narrow slot canyons, the sandstone monoliths, the natural arches and bridges, the sheer cliff walls, even the vast, shifting deserts – all of it was caused by the power of erosion […]

Fruit Season!

If you’ve ever been to Capitol Reef National Park, then you’ve undoubtedly seen the fruit orchards. (The actually are what give the old town it’s name: Fruita). The orchards are managed and maintained by the National Park Service, and when the fruit is ripe […]

April, 2020
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Safe Alternatives

Southern Utah is famous for its scenery. And that’s why a lot of people visit – to get outside, stretch their legs, and go hiking in all this beauty. So it’s understandable that some guests never experience anything but the famous trails in the national parks […]

December, 2019
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 […]

Best Fruit Ever

If you’ve ever been to Capitol Reef National Park, then you’ve undoubtedly seen the orchards of Fruita. The orchards are managed by the National Park Service, and when the fruit is ripe, they open the orchards for visitors. If you’re lucky enough to be in the area […]

February, 2019
Lodge Announcements, Nature

Valentine’s Day Letter

Hey, it’s Valentines’ Day, and that means people are professing and reaffirming their love for each other. And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we’d get on board with this whole idea – by telling everyone […]

January, 2019
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Arches of Mulley Twist

If you’ve been reading our blog, then you probably know that we talked a lot about arches last year. We explored how they form, and mentioned a few of the best arches around the area. So, if you’re as big of a fan of […]

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 […]