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The Mighty 5 for Memorial Day!

The five national parks of Southern Utah – Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion – are collectively known as “The Mighty 5.” Together, they preserve the best parts of our amazing desert scenery. But the real question is […]

February, 2024
Nature, Special Places

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s Valentine’s Day today! So we thought we’d take a moment to talk about how much we love our home – Southern Utah. It is, in our opinion, the best place on earth, full of remarkable beauty and endless adventures. And love that we get to share it all with you […]

January, 2024
Education, Nature

Biological Soil Crusts and You!

If you’ve ever been hiking in the deserts of Southern Utah, then you’ve probably come across strange, blackish bumps in the sand, about an inch or two tall. And you may have wondered to yourself, “What the heck are these […]

November, 2023

Factory Butte Wallpaper

A couple of months ago, Apple released its new operating system for Mac computers. And they did something pretty cool with the desktop wallpapers and screensavers – they filmed scenes from Southern Utah to make dynamic landscapes […]

October, 2023
Historical places, Nature

It’s Halloweekend!

Halloween is on Tuesday (happy Halloween, everybody!) so we’re thinking about all sorts of spooky things. And believe it or not, there are a lot of Halloween-esque locations in Southern Utah. Places that seem just a little too unreal, like eery rock formations and forgotten […]

October, 2023
Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

October Hiking

There is a good case to be made that fall is the best time of year to visit Southern Utah and Capitol Reef. The weather is cooler, the crowds have thinned at the national parks, and the summer monsoons have passed. These conditions open up a lot of trails that might have been a bit too […]

September, 2023
Lodge Announcements, Nature

2023 Annular Eclipse. In Capitol Reef!

There is an annular eclipse heading right for Capitol Reef! On October 14, 2023 (which is only 17 days from now!) the path of the eclipse will pass over Southern Utah, directly over the national park. So if you want to catch this celestial event […]

September, 2023
Nature, Travel

Fall Leaves Near Capitol Reef!

It’s fall now, and as you can guess, that means the leaves are about to become the main attraction all over the country. The golden hues of autumn will soon be tinging Wayne County, where both we at the Lodge at Red […]

Summer Heat and Monsoons

You’ve probably seen all the headlines. It’s no secret that it’s been a very hot month. Thanks in part to a strong El Nino year, temperatures have risen across much of the United States, including here in Southern Utah. The deserts of the […]

Ride Gooseberry Mesa!

If you’re a mountain biker, then you probably already know that there’s nothing like riding through the rough terrain of the unspoiled landscapes of Southern Utah. And there is no more iconic location in Southern Utah than it’s most famous national park […]