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February, 2021
Nature, Wildlife

Wildlife of Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef isn’t just a fantastic collection of inspiring geological formations. And it isn’t just a great place to hike and play in Southern Utah. For hundreds of species of animals, Capitol Reef is home. And when you visit, you get a chance to […]

December, 2020
Education, Nature

Christmas Star and Dark Skies

You’ve probably seen all the news articles this month about the “Great Conjunction.” But in case you’ve missed it, on the 21st of December, Jupiter and Saturn will appear to form one bright, new star in the night sky. This conjunction of […]

December, 2020
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 […]

October, 2020
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, 2020
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Fall Colors 2020!

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 […]

September, 2020
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Death Hollow Canyon

We just mentioned that September is one of the best months in which to hike in Southern Utah. It’s not so busy, it’s cooler, there’s no monsoon season – that’s are the condensed version of our reasoning. And since it’s September since we’ve been thinking about […]

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 […]