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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 […]

January, 2021
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Highway 12 – The Best One

Hey! We’ve been thinking a lot about roadtrips. (Being inside during the winter tends to make us do that.) This is Southern Utah, so of course there are a lot of amazing routes to discover. But one of our favorites is still Highway 12, connecting Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon […]

January, 2021
Outdoor adventures

Ski Time!

It’s mid-January, which means it’s ski season! Utah is famous for its snow, and its snow sports – we did host the Winter Olympics here, ya know. The resorts near Salt Lake are the most popular, but there are a couple of great resorts in Southern Utah, which are way closer to all the national parks […]

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 […]

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love finding new and exciting places to write about for this blog. Those places primally are in Southern Utah, since, you know, that’s where we are. But every so often we like to recommend destinations […]

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
Outdoor adventures

Best Overlooks in Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef is full of amazing hikes that lead through amazing scenery. From plateaus, to rising monoliths, to narrow canyons, there’s so much to see. And we’ve covered a lot of it before. But, to us here at the Lodge, it’s the overlooks that are often […]

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 […]

September, 2020
Outdoor adventures

Fall Hikes in Capitol Reef

It’s starting to feel distinctly fall-ish in the mornings and evenings here in Southern Utah. Which is great news if you’re in the mood for hiking! The cooler weather means you can tackle some of the longer, more strenuous, or trickier trails. […]