435-425-3322 | thelodge@redriverranch.com | Our weather today is:
Red River Ranch logo

Red River Ranch


Our Blog

Our Blog.
Insider Information.

We love Southern Utah. And we love writing about all the adventures we have. So we combined our two passions, and created this – the Blog at Red River Ranch.

Our blog has hundreds of articles, detailing the exciting things you can do in Southern Utah. Think of it like a casual, travel-advice column written by those with insider information. We hope you find it helpful.

January, 2019
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Arches of Mulley Twist

If you’ve been reading our blog, then you probably know that we talked a lot about arches last year. We explored how they form, and mentioned a few of the best arches around the area. So, if you’re as big of a fan of […]

January, 2019
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Three State Parks

Ok, ok, we know you’re probably sick of hearing about the government shutdown. But as we’ve been helping guests figure out how to handle the temporary disruption of services in the national parks […]

January, 2019
Lodge Announcements

How To Handle A Shutdown

Alright folks, we’re now in the third week of the partial government shutdown. And it’s clearly affecting the national parks. So, if you’re planning on any kind of trip to Southern Utah, you may want to rethink part of your itinerary […]

December, 2018
Outdoor adventures

Looking Back at 2018

Hey! Today is the last day of 2018! We’ve had a lot happen here at Red River Ranch this year. And we wanted to remember a few things, and write a quick recap of the year before going into 2019. […]

December, 2018
Education, Travel

Ethical Tourism

We at the Lodge have been hearing the term “ethical tourism” more and more frequently. Everybody wants to do the right thing, even when they’re on vacation. So it’s no surprise that a term has been coined to describe this motivation. The problem is […]

December, 2018
Nature, Travel

The Snow Park

It’s no secret that Southern Utah has a “tourist season.” Most visitors come to the national parks between April and October. Usually, only those who are looking for a little snow with their adventures hang out in the parks in December. And some of Southern Utah’s

November, 2018
Lodge Announcements, Travel

Waived Entrance Fees in 2019

If you’re a fan of national public lands, have we got some good news for you – it’s time to talk about free entrance days in 2019! There has been a recent trend at some national parks and monuments to raise entrance fees. At some […]

November, 2018
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Sunny Hikes for November

So, in case you hadn’t noticed, it’s autumn. And around here that means lots of sun, but a pretty sizable drop in average temperature. On any given day in November, you can except daytime highs in the mid–50s. But this doesn’t mean that you have to stay indoors […]

November, 2018
Nature, Travel

We Really Love Capitol Reef

There’s something about Capitol Reef that we just love. Every time that we visit the park, it’s like we’re seeing it for the first time – it just never gets old. And honestly we can’t get enough of it. Now, we realize that we may be a little biased […]

October, 2018
Outdoor adventures

Narrows in Capitol Reef

Do you know what we love about Capitol Reef National Park? It really does have it all. If you’re looking for grand sweeping overlooks, it’s got you covered. Perhaps you’re looking for canyon views? Capitol Reef has those too. Want towering monoliths? […]