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Outdoor adventures

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 […]

March, 2019
Outdoor adventures, Travel

A Blog Birthday

Fun fact – today marks the eight anniversary of our Blog at Red River Ranch! That’s right. We’ve been writing awesome blog posts for eight years now. And during that time we’ve covered a lot of ground. We’ve given you recommendations for all five of Utah’s […]

Black Ridges Canyon

Seeing as how we at the Lodge live in Southern Utah, we typically write about Southern Utah stuff in this blog. But since natural geography only sometimes contributes to the formation of political boundaries, there are a lot of cool places in the surrounding states […]

February, 2019
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Spring Break 2019!

Today is the last day of February, which means spring is officially here next month! And if your life currently revolves around a traditional school schedule, chances are you’re looking forward to Spring Break. If you have elementary school-aged kids, Spring Break is a great excuse […]

January, 2019
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Arches of Mulley Twist

If you’ve been reading our blog, then you probably know that we talked a lot about arches last year. We explored how they form, and mentioned a few of the best arches around the area. So, if you’re as big of a fan of […]

January, 2019
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Three State Parks

Ok, ok, we know you’re probably sick of hearing about the government shutdown. But as we’ve been helping guests figure out how to handle the temporary disruption of services in the national parks […]

December, 2018
Outdoor adventures

Looking Back at 2018

Hey! Today is the last day of 2018! We’ve had a lot happen here at Red River Ranch this year. And we wanted to remember a few things, and write a quick recap of the year before going into 2019. […]

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 […]