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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.

Book Southern Utah Early!

Southern Utah has become a pretty popular place. Over the last four decades, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have seen this part of the world go from relatively unknown to a world-famous travel destination […]

March, 2024
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Southern Utah Spring Break: 2024

It’s March again! And you know what that means? It’s Spring Break, baby! In a couple of weeks, kids from every grade level from elementary school to college will have a week off […]

February, 2024
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Zion vs. Capitol Reef: Pros and Cons of Each Park

Many of the travelers who come to Southern Utah can only visit one national park. And that can make it tough, since it’s hard to choose between all five of the major parks. We at the Lodge […]

February, 2024
Nature, Special Places

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s Valentine’s Day today! So we thought we’d take a moment to talk about how much we love our home – Southern Utah. It is, in our opinion, the best place on earth, full of remarkable beauty and endless adventures. And love that we get to share it all with you […]

January, 2024
Education, Nature

Biological Soil Crusts and You!

If you’ve ever been hiking in the deserts of Southern Utah, then you’ve probably come across strange, blackish bumps in the sand, about an inch or two tall. And you may have wondered to yourself, “What the heck are these […]

January, 2024
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Capitol Reef in Winter

It’s January! And as we’ve mentioned before, Southern Utah, despite being a desert does have a winter season. Complete with occasional snow and ice. But it also has more sunny days than most parts of the United States during this season which means it’s a pretty great […]

Free Park Days in 2024!

You know what’s better than visiting the national parks? Visiting the national parks and getting in for free! And every year the National Park Service designates a few days during the coming year when the entrance fee is waived. And […]

December, 2023
Lodge Announcements

Year in Review: 2023

Another year is over! We blogged about a lot of things this year, and covered a lot of topics. This past year was a big one, so let’s take a look back at the some of the more memorable posts that we wrote in 2023. This is the Blog at Red River Ranch: Year in Review […]

December, 2023
Lodge Announcements

Fee and Permit Changes in Zion

Some pretty big changes are coming to Zion. Starting next month, on January 5, 2024, Zion National Park will change it’s fee structure for all campgrounds in the park. The park will also switch to using recreation.gov […]

November, 2023

Factory Butte Wallpaper

A couple of months ago, Apple released its new operating system for Mac computers. And they did something pretty cool with the desktop wallpapers and screensavers – they filmed scenes from Southern Utah to make dynamic landscapes […]