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December, 2017
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Caineville Badlands and Factory Butte

If you drive from the town of Torrey, into Capitol Reef National Park, past the visitor center, through the cottonwood trees and towering sandstone cliffs, and leave the park, you’ll find yourself in the Caineville Badlands. This area only 25-miles from Capitol Reef, but is […]

November, 2017
Nature, Outdoor adventures

3 Winter Hikes

Throughout the winter, some of the trails in Capitol Reef are better for hiking than others. Some trails might have snow on the ground in shady places, or might be too cold in the shadows of the canyon walls. So we at the Lodge at […]

October, 2017
Nature, Travel

Horseshoe Bend

There is one section of the Colorado River that you’ve got to check out. It’s one of the most photographed spots in the American Southwest, a truly impressive spectacle of nature – we’re talking about Horseshoe Bend. The erosive power of the Colorado River has […]

September, 2017
Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

The San Rafael Swell is Swell

You know about Goblin Valley – we’ve mentioned it once or twice on this blog – but did you know that Goblin Valley State Park is actually part of a larger geological area called the San Rafael Swell? And it’s actually a pretty cool place. […]

August, 2017
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Fall Color Adventures

It’s the end of August, and that means autumn is fast approaching. In the mountain ranges of Southern Utah, the colors of fall will soon begin to show. September is a great time to explore the high-altitude regions of the state, in all their colorful […]

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 […]