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August, 2020
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Zion: In-depth

This is the final entry into the Lodge at Red River Ranch’s In-Depth series, which covers the national parks in detail. And, fittingly, we’re doing Zion National Park last. Zion is the most popular of Utah’s parks, the most developed, and the most famous. In fact, it is […]

August, 2020
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Labor Day 2020

Summer is winding down, and it’s almost Labor Day again. Since, as we all know, this year has been a bit different, your kids may or may not be heading back to traditional school. But we can bet that your family could probably do with a little vacation regardless […]

August, 2020
Nature, Travel

Fremont River Hiking

There are tons of great hikes in Capitol Reef National Park. But two of the coolest in the Fruita area are the Fremont Gorge Overlook Trail and the Fremont River Trail. The first ascends to Johnson’s Mesa, and provides a great panoramic view. The second is an easy trail […]

Burr Trail: In-depth

So we started doing a series of in-depth reports on Utah’s national parks earlier this year. At this point we’ve written about Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. (Zion National Park is almost done.) In the Capitol Reef post, we mentioned the Burr Trail as one of the best […]

July, 2020
Nature, Travel

Monsoon Season

Here in Southern Utah we have some pretty great scenery. And all of it – the narrow slot canyons, the sandstone monoliths, the natural arches and bridges, the sheer cliff walls, even the vast, shifting deserts – all of it was caused by the power of erosion […]

Memorial Day Travel?

Things are looking up here in Southern Utah. And things are getting back to normal. We’ve been lucky that the recent outbreak of coronavirus has had a minimal impact of us. Some Utah residents and out-of-state visitors are thinking about Memorial Day […]

Park Reopenings

Here in Southern Utah, we’ve been fortunate that the pandemic has largely passed us by. State health and national park officials continue to monitor the situation, but for the most part, it seems like Utah’s national parks will be back to normal […]

April, 2020
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Capitol Reef: In-depth

We know that right now Capitol Reef is closed to tourists. But we also know that things won’t stay like this forever. And this year we’ve been doing an in-depth series focused on each of Utah’s five national parks. We’ve already done Arches, Canyonlands, and […]

April, 2020
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Safe Hiking

Hey everyone, the National Park Service is now deciding which parks remain open on a case-by-case basis. And while Arches and Canyonlands have been temporarily closed, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion remain open, or partially open. Which means that for some visitors […]

March, 2020
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Spring Break! 2020 Edition

It’s that time of year again! Things are starting to green up, the song birds are starting to sing, and schools and universities across the country are releasing their students into the wild. It’s Spring Break! And, as is tradition for millions […]