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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.

July, 2020
Outdoor adventures

Golden Throne

There are a ton of great hikes in Capitol Reef National Park. You’ve probably done a bunch of the most popular ones already, like Hickman Bridge and Cassidy Arch. And we love those hikes, but we also love recommending lesser known, more off-the-beaten-track hikes too […]

Torrey Apple Days 2020

It’s almost Independence Day! And here in Torrey, Utah there is an annual event called “Apple Days” that marks the occasion. It’s a classic, small-town America celebration, complete with games, food […]

Filmed in Utah

The other day we made a Facebook post about Monument Valley, and how it became the face of the Old West, thanks in large part to two John Ford films that where shot there. And that got us thinking about all the movies […]

June, 2020
Lodge Announcements

Final Area Update

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch wanted to give you one more update on the situation here in Southern Utah. As we’ve mentioned before, Southern Utah was fortunate in that it didn’t have a large number of […]

May, 2020
Outdoor adventures

Capitol Reef Bonus: Sulphur Creek

In our recent blog post, Capitol Reef: In-Depth we covered some of the best hikes, drives, and activities you can do in the park. But here’s the thing, there’s always more to discover in Capitol Reef […]

Memorial Day Travel?

Things are looking up here in Southern Utah. And things are getting back to normal. We’ve been lucky that the recent outbreak of coronavirus has had a minimal impact of us. Some Utah residents and out-of-state visitors are thinking about Memorial Day […]

Park Reopenings

Here in Southern Utah, we’ve been fortunate that the pandemic has largely passed us by. State health and national park officials continue to monitor the situation, but for the most part, it seems like Utah’s national parks will be back to normal […]

Status Update

Hi everyone! In response to multiple enquiries, we at the Lodge thought we’d share a quick status update: We are open. And we are taking every precaution to protect our guests and our staff. Reservations can be made by phone or online […]

April, 2020
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Capitol Reef: In-depth

We know that right now Capitol Reef is closed to tourists. But we also know that things won’t stay like this forever. And this year we’ve been doing an in-depth series focused on each of Utah’s five national parks. We’ve already done Arches, Canyonlands, and […]

April, 2020
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Safe Alternatives

Southern Utah is famous for its scenery. And that’s why a lot of people visit – to get outside, stretch their legs, and go hiking in all this beauty. So it’s understandable that some guests never experience anything but the famous trails in the national parks […]