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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.

November, 2020
Education

Fun Facts about Capitol Reef

We at the Lodge get asked a lot of questions about Capitol Reef. And sometimes those questions have interesting answers. Here’s a couple of common ones that you might have had yourself about the park and its history. And just remember you can always find more […]

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love finding new and exciting places to write about for this blog. Those places primally are in Southern Utah, since, you know, that’s where we are. But every so often we like to recommend destinations […]

October, 2020
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Wahweap Hoodoos at Halloween

If you’ve spent any time wandering around Southern Utah, then you are probably familiar with hoodoos. They are some of the strangest geological formations in the deserts of the American West. Shaped by eons of erosion, hoodoos are strange […]

October, 2020
Outdoor adventures

Best Overlooks in Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef is full of amazing hikes that lead through amazing scenery. From plateaus, to rising monoliths, to narrow canyons, there’s so much to see. And we’ve covered a lot of it before. But, to us here at the Lodge, it’s the overlooks that are often […]

October, 2020
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Fall Colors 2020!

We at the Lodge love autumn! It’s cooler, it’s better for hiking, and it’s more colorful! You might not think about fall foliage when you think about Southern Utah, but in fact we are surrounded by some of the best fall colors in the country. The aspens that grow at the higher elevations […]

September, 2020
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Death Hollow Canyon

We just mentioned that September is one of the best months in which to hike in Southern Utah. It’s not so busy, it’s cooler, there’s no monsoon season – that’s are the condensed version of our reasoning. And since it’s September since we’ve been thinking about […]

September, 2020
Outdoor adventures

Fall Hikes in Capitol Reef

It’s starting to feel distinctly fall-ish in the mornings and evenings here in Southern Utah. Which is great news if you’re in the mood for hiking! The cooler weather means you can tackle some of the longer, more strenuous, or trickier trails. […]

August, 2020
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Zion: In-depth

This is the final entry into the Lodge at Red River Ranch’s In-Depth series, which covers the national parks in detail. And, fittingly, we’re doing Zion National Park last. Zion is the most popular of Utah’s parks, the most developed, and the most famous. In fact, it is […]

August, 2020
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Labor Day 2020

Summer is winding down, and it’s almost Labor Day again. Since, as we all know, this year has been a bit different, your kids may or may not be heading back to traditional school. But we can bet that your family could probably do with a little vacation regardless […]

August, 2020
Nature, Travel

Fremont River Hiking

There are tons of great hikes in Capitol Reef National Park. But two of the coolest in the Fruita area are the Fremont Gorge Overlook Trail and the Fremont River Trail. The first ascends to Johnson’s Mesa, and provides a great panoramic view. The second is an easy trail […]