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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 […]

Monument Valley: The American West

If you’ve ever watched a western, you’ve probably seen a sweeping wide shot of some lonely sandstone monoliths rising from the desert and scraping the sky. And most likely, you’ve seen a shot of Monument Valley. […]

December, 2021
Nature, Travel

Southern Utah Winter Fun!

It’s officially the first day of winter today, and just like most places, Southern Utah experiences a lot of change during this season. Despite the fact that this region is a desert, we still get snow, and we still get a little […]

December, 2021
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Let’s Go Winter Hiking in Capitol Reef

It’s never the wrong season to go hiking! Winters in Southern Utah are (usually) pretty mild, with little to no snow for most of the season. So if you wear a jacket, you can pretty much hike any trail in […]

October, 2021
Nature, Travel

Fremont River Hiking

There are tons of great hikes in Capitol Reef National Park. But two of the coolest in the Fruita area are the Fremont Gorge Overlook Trail and the Fremont River Trail. The first ascends to Johnson’s Mesa, and provides a great panoramic view. The second is an easy trail […]

Cassidy Arch Trail

It’s monsoon season in Capitol Reef and Southern Utah. Which means we’re gonna be getting rain most afternoons, which do occasionally cause flash floods. So it’s best to go on trails that are somewhat elevated, and don’t have too many canyons or ravines. Luckily, our favorite hike in Capitol Reef […]