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Outdoor adventures

October, 2019
Outdoor adventures

Fall Hikes for 2019

As we may have mentioned before, autumn is actually a pretty fantastic time to hang out in Capitol Reef. There are a lot fewer people in the off-season, and the weather is much cooler. So you can actually do more hiking in less time. And since […]

October, 2019
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Capitol Reef Like a Local

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have been living next to Capitol Reef National Park for a long time now. And we’ve learned a thing or two while we’ve been here, which means we have the advantage when it comes to exploring […]

September, 2019
Outdoor adventures

Southern Utah on an ATV

When you think about Southern Utah, you think about the national parks. And the remarkable scenery. And hiking, biking, climbing, and rafting through that scenery. Like most people, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love doing all of those things. […]

September, 2019
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Hiking the Grand Wash

Every so often, we at the Lodge like to pick a trail in Capitol Reef and tell you about it. That way, if you’re in the park and in the mood for a hike, then you know where to find a good one. This time around we’re highlighting Grand Wash […]

August, 2019
Outdoor adventures, Travel

A Grand (Staircase) Adventure

A lot of people drive Utah’s Highway 12 Scenic Byway (often referred to as the All American Road) and perhaps you have too. The iconic route stretches from Torrey, Utah and Capitol Reef to Bryce Canyon National Park. And along the way […]

Vermilion Cliffs and the Wave

Every so often we at the Lodge like to suggest that you check out a location that might seem a little, well, out of the way. But we know that a lot of our guests are road trippin’ it, and they might like the idea […]

July, 2019
Outdoor adventures

Camping in Capitol Reef

If you’re planning on spending any time in Capitol Reef, you might want to camp in the park for a night or two. It can be fun to make a fire, grill some hot dogs, and sleep beneath the desert stars. (Plus you can always shower […]

June, 2019
Outdoor adventures

Cathedral Valley – The Definitive Guide

Cathedral Valley is the forgotten section of Capitol Reef. It’s hard to get to, requires a high-clearance vehicle, and offers no services. And, for the most part, it doesn’t even look like the rest of Capitol Reef. So, it’s no wonder that most people pass right on by. But if you want […]

May, 2019
Outdoor adventures

Drive the White Rim Road

Canyonlands is the most remote, least developed, and least visited national park in Utah. Which is great! This makes it the perfect place to get a taste of real wilderness – to really explore the backcountry. And nowhere in Canyonlands is more rugged […]

Surprise! Canyon

Hey guess what? Spring is here! And that means it’s time to start getting serious about trail hiking again. And we at the Lodge have a new one for you to try in Capitol Reef. It’s fun, easy, and just perfect to start off the hiking season […]