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June, 2011
Travel

Ghost towns of Southern Utah

For us, nothing provides a glimpse into Old West like a ghost town, and Southern Utah has some great ones. These are three of our favorite ghost town sites. They can be easily incorporated into a trip from the Lodge at the Red River Ranch on your way to Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, or Zion National Parks.

June, 2011
Travel

Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park, with its sandstone formations, makes a great day trip from the Lodge at Red River Ranch. It only takes about an hour to get there, and can be easily accessed from Highway 24.

June, 2011
Travel

Which is better—Bryce Canyon or Zion National Park?

After seeing Capitol Reef National Park, many of our guests at The Lodge want to take a day-trip to another national park. The question has been raised, which park is better, Zion National Park or Bryce Canyon National Park?

May, 2011
Travel

The Utahopian Dictionary: an A to Z guide to Southern Utah

There are so many things to do and see in Southern Utah. To help you sort through everything, we brainstormed and came up with The Utahopian Dictionary: an A to Z guide to Southern Utah. While this doesn’t provide a total list of the things you might discover, we hope it helps spark your imagination.

April, 2011
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Hiking in Dixie National Forest

Dixie National Forest is the largest forest in Utah, stretching 170 miles and enclosing more than two million acres. The forest has several distinct botanical divisions. At high elevations, large pine and aspen grow in the cool mountain air. Lower down, juniper and pinion pines […]

April, 2011
Travel

Top 5 Things To Do in Zion National Park

Zion National Park covers nearly 150,000 acres of some of the most incredible landscape in North America. Every year over 2.6 million people journey from all across the world to see the park’s natural splendors. With so much area, diversity, and popularity, how do you […]

April, 2011
Travel

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Every year, from June to October, the productions of Shakespeare and other dramatists are relived at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The festival is held on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. The event makes Cedar City a destination for locals, out-of-state […]

April, 2011
Travel

The Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument

The Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument protects some of the most spectacular geological formations of the Grand Staircase area of Southern Utah. The Grand Staircase is the name given to the succession of sandstone cliffs that run step-like through Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion […]

March, 2011
Travel

Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Moab Road Trip

Many people who come to explore Southern Utah have a limited amount of time. They want a mini-vacation, and may consider exploring the national parks, but have no definite itinerary. If you can only get away for a few days, here’s what we recommend to […]