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Happy 100th, Bryce Canyon!

Today is a special day! Today, Bryce Canyon National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary! On June 8, 1923, President Warren G. Harding designated about 10,000 acres of land as Bryce Canyon National […]

Sunglow Canyon

We talk a lot about Capitol Reef – the top things to see when you visit, the best trails, how to plan the best vacation, and more – but sometimes we like to highlight a nearby attraction that we think you should check out, in addition to the park […]

April, 2023
Nature, Travel

More to Do!

Capitol Reef is the best! It’s the hidden gem of Utah’s park system. And we love it! We’ve written lots of guides on what to do in the park, the best hikes for quick, day-long excursions, itineraries, and top ten lists for Capitol Reef. So if you’re planning on visiting this year, check those out! But […]

February, 2023
Nature, Outdoor adventures

5 Best Spring Hikes in Capitol Reef

Hey, hey, hey! Can you feel that? That is the feeling of the days getting longer and warmer. Spring is only a couple of weeks away, and we’ve got spring fever! If you are looking for a place to get outside and stretch your legs […]

February, 2023
Lodge Announcements, Nature

Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day today! And every year on this day we like to write a blog post about how much we love Capitol Reef! People travel from all over the world to visit us in this fantastic geological location – and we get to live here […]

December, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Outdoor Winter Fun

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s wintertime. And here in Southern Utah we’re lucky to get perfect winter weather. We do get some snowfall, especially in the higher-elevation regions, but we also get lots and lots of sunny, mild days. Which means […]

December, 2022
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, 2022
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 […]

October, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Wahweap Hoodoos at Halloween

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 in the deserts of the American West. Shaped by eons of erosion, hoodoos are strange […]

October, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Fall Colors 2022!

We at the Lodge love autumn! It’s cooler, it’s better for hiking, and it’s more colorful! You might not think about fall foliage when you think about Southern Utah, but in fact we are surrounded by some of the best fall colors in the country. The aspens that grow at the higher elevations […]