435-425-3322 | thelodge@redriverranch.com | Our weather today is:
Red River Ranch logo

Red River Ranch


Nature

Five Easy Hikes in Capitol Reef

There are tons of hikes in Capitol Reef National Park. You can choose from the popular day-hikes in the Fruita Area, or you can plan a multi-day trek in the Waterpocket Fold. And lots of these hike are good, strenuous workouts. Which is great if you […]

Lots of Arches!

Southern Utah has a lot of amazing scenery, you probably already know this. But for us, one of the coolest aspects of Southern Utah is the arches. Arches and natural bridges are scattered all over the state […]

March, 2021
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Hikes for the First Day of Spring

Today is the first day of spring! Which means it’s officially time to get back outside. If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to get out and hit the trails. And it just so happens that we have a couple of trail […]

Spring Break 2021

Hey, hey, hey, it’s Spring Break 2021! For thousands of students across the US, school is about to go on a week-long recess. Which means it’s the perfect chance to explore the great outdoors. Whether or not you and your family […]

February, 2021
Nature, Outdoor adventures

The Intrepid Trail System

We’ve written before about Dead Horse Point State Park, it’s one of our favorite state parks, after all. But in case you don’t already know, Dead Horse is basically like the Grand Canyon – only a little smaller. It’s got those […]

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 […]

The Grand Canyon

Being Utah residents, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch usually write about the attractions that are found in Southern Utah. But, of course, every state has its own collection of amazing locations. And since, in nature, there are no state lines […]

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 […]

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 […]