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August, 2017
Historical places, Nature

Fruita Orchards of Capitol Reef

One of the most unique aspects of Capitol Reef is the Fruita Orchards. Long before Capitol Reef was a national anything, the residents of Fruita lived and farmed among the red cliffs. And fortunately for us, Capitol Reef now protects and preserves the Fruita orchards […]

Best Fishing in Southern Utah

Southern Utah is a fisherman’s paradise. The lakes and the rivers near the Lodge at Red River Ranch are teeming with fish. And as the premier sportsman hotel in the area, we wanted to share some of this paradise with you. Here’s a couple of […]

Capitol Reef Adventure

Capitol Reef is an epic playground. It’s got everything that an outdoor enthusiast could possibly want. Narrow slot canyons? Check. Sweeping vistas? Check. Arches and natural bridges? Check. Heck, Capitol Reef even has pay-to-pick fruit orchards! We can’t think of better place to hang out […]

April, 2017
Education, Nature

Earth Day

Tomorrow is April 22nd, which means it’s Earth Day! Earth Day got it’s start as a college movement in the 1970s. Today it’s celebrated in 193 countries all over the world every year. It’s a day to remember and refocus on important conservational efforts. But […]

March, 2017
Education, Nature

Biological Soil Crust

If you’ve ever been hiking in the deserts of Southern Utah, then you’ve probably come across strange blackish bumps in the sand. These are actually colonies of diverse groups of bacteria, and collectively they are known as biological soil crust. You can find biological soil […]

March, 2017
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Southern Utah for Shutterbugs

It’s no secret that Southern Utah is one of the most photogenic places in the country. Places like Zion, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon are perfect locations for photographers to capture the drama of the American Southwest. We, at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, […]

February, 2017
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Cassidy Arch – A Cure for Spring Fever

Spring has come early to Southern Utah. And if you’re anything like us, you want to get out and play in it. So allow us to suggest one of our favorite hikes in Capitol Reef National Park – it’s guaranteed to cure your spring fever. […]

February, 2017
Nature, Travel

Rainbow in Stone

There are a lot of national areas in Utah. Places like Arches and Zion National Park pull in the biggest crowds, but there are plenty of other places you should visit. One of the smallest national monuments in Utah is also one of the coolest. […]

December, 2016
Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Top 5 Things to Do in Bryce this Winter

If your looking for an easy weekend getaway this holiday season, we know just the place – Bryce Canyon National Park. You may be wondering to yourself what there is to do in Bryce Canyon during the winter. The answer, plenty. In addition to the […]

December, 2016
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Fish Lake Snowmobile Complex

We’ve had our first hints of snow here in Southern Utah. And for many, that spells doom for their outdoor plans. However, we have an answer for all you adventure junkies out there – snowmobiling. It’s like ATVs for snow. And, actually, snowmobiling can open […]