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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, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Top 5 Day Hikes in Capitol Reef

There are lots of trails worth exploring in Capitol Reef National Park. Some are multi-day adventures, like Lower Mulley Twist, but the majority can be done in a day. So let’s look at and rank some of our favorite day hikes in the park […]

September, 2022
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Comparing Arches and Canyonlands

There is a lot to see in Southern Utah. And unfortunately, it can be hard to see all you want to see in just one trip. Which means you might have to make some choices about what to include in your Southern Utah vacation. So let’s talk […]

August, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Top 5 Things to Do in Zion

Every year Zion National Park welcome over 2.6 million visitors – many of them on Labor Day Weekend, which is in a few days – and it’s no wonder: Zion contains 150,000 acres of some of the most incredible landscape in North America. It can be a little daunting to form a plan […]

August, 2022
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Labor Day Weekend Ideas!

Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching. And that means it’s time for one last, outdoor, summer adventure! September means that kids – and university students – are heading back to school. So Labor Day is typically the last chance to get outside and play. Here in Southern Utah […]

Secret Places near Capitol Reef

There are lots of special, hidden places in Southern Utah just waiting for you to explore. And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want to encourage you to discover them for yourself. Because when you get to explore one of these special spots, it’s kinda like you’ve discovered […]

July, 2022
Nature, Wildlife

Wildlife Safety

Recently, there have been a few tragic incidents in the national parks in which visitors have been hurt by the local wildlife. It’s important to remember that many, many species inhabit our public lands. And while we may love to visit, these places are also these species’ homes […]

Torrey Apple Days 2022

It’s almost Independence Day! And here in Torrey, Utah that means Torrey Apple Days is coming up! Here’s the deal, every year the communities surrounding Capitol Reef National Park all come together to celebrate the Fourth of July in classic, small-town-America style […]

June, 2022
Entertainment, Travel

The Real Jurassic World

The latest Jurassic World film came out this month. And that got us thinking about dinosaurs. Did you know that Utah is a hotbed of paleontological discovery for the Jurassic era? Well it is. In fact, we recently got a new national monument just for all the dino […]

Full Moon in Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon wants to show you the moon! For years now, the park has had a program of ranger-lead Full Moon Hikes. It’s a remarkable chance to see the Bryce Canyon amphitheater in such a way that few people ever get to experience. Imagine being among those sandstone hoodoos […]

Capitol Reef: Memorial Day Itinerary

It’s almost Memorial Day Weekend! That means summer is almost (unofficially) starting! And people like to take a celebratory mini-vacation during the long weekend. As you might have guessed, Capitol Reef gets very busy during Memorial Day […]