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Our Blog

Our Blog.
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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.

September, 2019
Outdoor adventures

Southern Utah on an ATV

When you think about Southern Utah, you think about the national parks. And the remarkable scenery. And hiking, biking, climbing, and rafting through that scenery. Like most people, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love doing all of those things. […]

September, 2019
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 […]

September, 2019
Travel

Senior September

Hey, everyone! Now that Labor Day Weekend has come and gone, summer is unofficially over. Kids are back in school, there aren’t any more long weekends coming up; it’s back to the regular routine. Well, for a lot of us anyway. But if you’re retired […]

August, 2019
Outdoor adventures, Travel

A Grand (Staircase) Adventure

A lot of people drive Utah’s Highway 12 Scenic Byway (often referred to as the All American Road) and perhaps you have too. The iconic route stretches from Torrey, Utah and Capitol Reef to Bryce Canyon National Park. And along the way […]

Vermilion Cliffs and the Wave

Every so often we at the Lodge like to suggest that you check out a location that might seem a little, well, out of the way. But we know that a lot of our guests are road trippin’ it, and they might like the idea […]

July, 2019
Education, Entertainment

The Bard and More

There’s a lot going on here in Southern Utah that people don’t always know about. And if you’re traveling to the area from out of state, then you might not realize what’s available. Everybody knows about all the national parks, of course, but not everyone is familiar […]

July, 2019
Outdoor adventures

Camping in Capitol Reef

If you’re planning on spending any time in Capitol Reef, you might want to camp in the park for a night or two. It can be fun to make a fire, grill some hot dogs, and sleep beneath the desert stars. (Plus you can always shower […]

Best Fruit Ever

If you’ve ever been to Capitol Reef National Park, then you’ve undoubtedly seen the orchards of Fruita. The orchards are managed by the National Park Service, and when the fruit is ripe, they open the orchards for visitors. If you’re lucky enough to be in the area […]

June, 2019
Outdoor adventures

Cathedral Valley – The Definitive Guide

Cathedral Valley is the forgotten section of Capitol Reef. It’s hard to get to, requires a high-clearance vehicle, and offers no services. And, for the most part, it doesn’t even look like the rest of Capitol Reef. So, it’s no wonder that most people pass right on by. But if you want […]

June, 2019
Education, Travel

Summer of Learning

There’s a lot to know about Southern Utah, from it’s geology to it’s history, it’s a pretty fascinating place. And since we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are always excited to share local educational opportunities, we thought we’d let you know about a couple of […]