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Outdoor adventures

Three Hikes in Arches

Heading to Arches National Park this summer? We’ve written about Arches in-depth before. But we wanted to throw together some suggestions for three hikes that you should definitely check out when you’re there. One is super easy, one super strenuous, one is moderate, and all are fantastic! […]

April, 2023
Outdoor adventures

Google Maps in the National Parks

You know Google Maps. It’s basically the default tool used for planning trips anywhere in the world. We link to it all the time in our blog to help you see what and where we’re talking about. And this spring, Google Maps is getting a big upgrade to its maps of the national parks […]

March, 2023
Outdoor adventures, Travel

A Less-Crowded Spring Break

It’s Spring Break, baby! Let’s go traveling! Southern Utah and the national parks are prime locations for Spring Breakers. But paradoxically, the parks will be pretty packed during most of March and April as college students and families head there in an attempt to get away from it all […]

We’ve Got Itineraries

We at the Lodge work hard to help our guests have a great vacation. We’ve been providing suggestions for decades on what people should do when they visit our beautiful area. So, to make things a little easier, we’ve consolidated some of our best tips […]

February, 2023
Nature, Outdoor adventures

5 Best Spring Hikes in Capitol Reef

Hey, hey, hey! Can you feel that? That is the feeling of the days getting longer and warmer. Spring is only a couple of weeks away, and we’ve got spring fever! If you are looking for a place to get outside and stretch your legs […]

January, 2023
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Winter Scenery Trip

It’s mid-January now. Which means that the national parks of Southern Utah are quiet, mostly un-visited, and often snowy. Not too many people think of visiting the parks in the middle of winter. But we at the Lodge are going to try to change […]

Free in 2023!

You know what’s better than visiting the national parks? Visiting the national parks and getting in for free! And every year there are a handful of days where the entrance fee is waived. And you can explore for free! […]

December, 2022
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 […]

November, 2022
Outdoor adventures, Travel

The Best Roadtrip!

There is one road trip in Southern Utah that is quite simply the best. It’s the best because it’s the biggest, sure, but it’s also the best because it incorporates all the individual amazing parts of our state into one unforgettable trip […]

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 […]