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Outdoor adventures

December, 2017
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Caineville Badlands and Factory Butte

If you drive from the town of Torrey, into Capitol Reef National Park, past the visitor center, through the cottonwood trees and towering sandstone cliffs, and leave the park, you’ll find yourself in the Caineville Badlands. This area only 25-miles from Capitol Reef, but is […]

November, 2017
Outdoor adventures

Gooseberry Mesa

If you’re a mountain biker, then you know there’s nothing like riding through the rough terrain of some unspoiled landscape. And if you know Southern Utah, then you know that the wide expanse of desert scenery is that unspoiled landscape. Whether you’re conquering the slickrock […]

November, 2017
Nature, Outdoor adventures

3 Winter Hikes

Throughout the winter, some of the trails in Capitol Reef are better for hiking than others. Some trails might have snow on the ground in shady places, or might be too cold in the shadows of the canyon walls. So we at the Lodge at […]

October, 2017
Outdoor adventures

Winter is Upon Us…

It’s the end of October. Which means things are starting to cool off here in Southern Utah. Now we’re looking toward winter, and if you’re new around here, you might think that means the end of outdoor fun. But the truth is, there are lots […]

Secret Places of Southern Utah

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, […]

September, 2017
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Autumnal Adventures

Summer is officially over. And that’s good news for all you travelers, because autumn is the best time to vacation in Southern Utah. That’s our opinion, anyway. But we’ve got some pretty good reasons to back that claim up. First, there are fewer people in […]

September, 2017
Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

The San Rafael Swell is Swell

You know about Goblin Valley – we’ve mentioned it once or twice on this blog – but did you know that Goblin Valley State Park is actually part of a larger geological area called the San Rafael Swell? And it’s actually a pretty cool place. […]

August, 2017
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Labor Day Weekend Adventure Time!

Hey! Guess what? Labor Day Weekend is almost here. The long weekend marks the traditional end to summer, meaning that kids will be heading back to school. So it’s no wonder that it’s one of the busiest weekends of the year here in Capitol Reef […]

August, 2017
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Fall Color Adventures

It’s the end of August, and that means autumn is fast approaching. In the mountain ranges of Southern Utah, the colors of fall will soon begin to show. September is a great time to explore the high-altitude regions of the state, in all their colorful […]

Guided Tours from our Friends

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are committed to creating for you the best Southern Utah adventure. As the premier luxury hotel in the Capitol Reef area, we want your vacation to be unforgettable. And while we wholeheartedly support you blazing your own […]