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October, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Fall Colors 2022!

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, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Top 5 Day Hikes in Capitol Reef

There are lots of trails worth exploring in Capitol Reef National Park. Some are multi-day adventures, like Lower Mulley Twist, but the majority can be done in a day. So let’s look at and rank some of our favorite day hikes in the park […]

September, 2022
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Comparing Arches and Canyonlands

There is a lot to see in Southern Utah. And unfortunately, it can be hard to see all you want to see in just one trip. Which means you might have to make some choices about what to include in your Southern Utah vacation. So let’s talk […]

August, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Top 5 Things to Do in Zion

Every year Zion National Park welcome over 2.6 million visitors – many of them on Labor Day Weekend, which is in a few days – and it’s no wonder: Zion contains 150,000 acres of some of the most incredible landscape in North America. It can be a little daunting to form a plan […]

August, 2022
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Labor Day Weekend Ideas!

Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching. And that means it’s time for one last, outdoor, summer adventure! September means that kids – and university students – are heading back to school. So Labor Day is typically the last chance to get outside and play. Here in Southern Utah […]

Secret Places near Capitol Reef

There are lots of special, hidden places in Southern Utah just waiting for you to explore. And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want to encourage you to discover them for yourself. Because when you get to explore one of these special spots, it’s kinda like you’ve discovered […]

Full Moon in Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon wants to show you the moon! For years now, the park has had a program of ranger-lead Full Moon Hikes. It’s a remarkable chance to see the Bryce Canyon amphitheater in such a way that few people ever get to experience. Imagine being among those sandstone hoodoos […]

Capitol Reef: Memorial Day Itinerary

It’s almost Memorial Day Weekend! That means summer is almost (unofficially) starting! And people like to take a celebratory mini-vacation during the long weekend. As you might have guessed, Capitol Reef gets very busy during Memorial Day […]