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August, 2021
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Capitol Reef Like a Local

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have been living next to Capitol Reef National Park for a long time now. And we’ve learned a thing or two while we’ve been here, which means we have the advantage when it comes to exploring […]

August, 2021
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Hiking the Grand Wash

Every so often, we at the Lodge like to pick a trail in Capitol Reef and tell you about it. That way, if you’re in the park and in the mood for a hike, then you know where to find a good one. This time around we’re highlighting Grand Wash […]

July, 2021
Entertainment, Travel

Filming Locations of John Carter

Back in 2012, Walt Disney Pictures released John Carter. And recently we had a chance to rewatch it. Is it a great movie? Eh. But it does have some fantastic action set pieces, and the director – Andrew Stanton – does a great job of capturing the landscape of “Mars.” […]

Lake Powell!

It’s summer! And it’s heating up here in Southern Utah. Which means it’s time to find those outdoor activities that can help keep you cool. The obvious answer, is to head to the water. So if you’re thinking about what you can do with […]

June, 2021
Travel

Beyond Hiking

Capitol Reef is a paradise for those who love red rocks, the outdoors, and lots of hiking. We have easy hikes, hikes for spring, hikes for fall, little known hikes, we have a lot of hikes in Capitol Reef. But maybe you are mobility challenged and can’t […]

Memorial Day Weekend 2021

It’s mid-May, and that means Memorial Day is only a couple of weeks away! The long weekend marks the (unofficial) beginning of summer, and as you probably already know, it is celebrated with a lot of traveling. So it’s time to start finalizing […]

Lots of Arches!

Southern Utah has a lot of amazing scenery, you probably already know this. But for us, one of the coolest aspects of Southern Utah is the arches. Arches and natural bridges are scattered all over the state […]

Spring Break 2021

Hey, hey, hey, it’s Spring Break 2021! For thousands of students across the US, school is about to go on a week-long recess. Which means it’s the perfect chance to explore the great outdoors. Whether or not you and your family […]

February, 2021
Travel

Capitol Reef to Moab Roadtrip

Last month, we wrote a blog post about one of the best scenic drives in the country – Highway 12. And it got us really excited about the idea of roadtripping this spring. So, since we’re kinda still on the topic, we at the Lodge thought we’d share […]

January, 2021
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Highway 12 – The Best One

Hey! We’ve been thinking a lot about roadtrips. (Being inside during the winter tends to make us do that.) This is Southern Utah, so of course there are a lot of amazing routes to discover. But one of our favorites is still Highway 12, connecting Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon […]