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November, 2018
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Sunny Hikes for November

So, in case you hadn’t noticed, it’s autumn. And around here that means lots of sun, but a pretty sizable drop in average temperature. On any given day in November, you can except daytime highs in the mid–50s. But this doesn’t mean that you have to stay indoors […]

October, 2018
Outdoor adventures

Narrows in Capitol Reef

Do you know what we love about Capitol Reef National Park? It really does have it all. If you’re looking for grand sweeping overlooks, it’s got you covered. Perhaps you’re looking for canyon views? Capitol Reef has those too. Want towering monoliths? […]

October, 2018
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Warm Up In Zion

At this time of year it’s getting chilly in most parts of the United States. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all on the horizon, and then winter will be here. And winter can be great. But if you’re not ready to let go of the warm […]

September, 2018
Outdoor adventures

Heritage Starfest 2018

Capitol Reef is an official Dark Sky Place. Which means it doesn’t have any light pollution, and this makes it one of the best places in the country to view the night sky. And every year people from all around come to admire the stars […]

September, 2018
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Canyonlands National Park

If you read our blog, then you know that we love places that are peaceful, wild, and hard to get to. And nowhere in Southern Utah quite fits that discription like Canyonlands National Park. It’s the least visited, and least developed national park in the state […]

September, 2018
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Snow Canyon State Park

So we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have talked before about Utah’s awesome state parks. We’ve written about Dead Horse Canyon and Goblin Valley and a bunch of others, but we’ve never really discussed Snow Canyon in detail. And it’s about time that we did […]

Grand Gulch Exploration

So you’ve probably heard about Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. We’ve written about it here before. It’s the park with all the Native American cliff dwellings, remember? You can walk among the city ruins of the these ancient peoples, soak […]

August, 2018
Outdoor adventures, Travel

End of Summer and Labor Day

Summer vacation has breezed by again. The kids are starting school again, ready or not. In the early morning, you can start to feel the brisk chill of an approaching autumn. So it no surprise that a lot of our guests come to the Lodge […]

Kodachrome, and Hackberry

So maybe you’ve been to Southern Utah before. You’ve hit all the major tourist sites, you’ve seen Zion National Park once or twice, and you’ve walked around the amphitheater in Bryce Canyon, and you’ve hiked to Delicate Arch. You’re looking for someplace a little less traveled […]

Memorial Day Weekend Itinerary

It’s Memorial Day Weekend! Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and it’s a long weekend – so people usually try to do something pretty fun. If you’re heading to Capitol Reef this weekend, here’s what we at the Lodge suggest you do. It’s […]