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Our Blog

Our Blog.
Insider Information.

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.

Grand Gulch Exploration

So you’ve probably heard about Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. We’ve written about it here before. It’s the park with all the Native American cliff dwellings, remember? You can walk among the city ruins of the these ancient peoples, soak […]

August, 2018
Outdoor adventures, Travel

End of Summer and Labor Day

Summer vacation has breezed by again. The kids are starting school again, ready or not. In the early morning, you can start to feel the brisk chill of an approaching autumn. So it no surprise that a lot of our guests come to the Lodge […]

August, 2018
Education, Nature

How Arches are Formed

If you’re anything like us, then you’ve wondered how natural arches and bridges are formed. These amazing geological formations dot the landscape here in Southern Utah. You can see them in all five of our national parks, and in lots of other state parks and […]

July, 2018
Education, Nature

Pando – The Trembling Giant

If you’ve ever driven from Salt Lake City to Capitol Reef National Park, then you’ve seen Pando – earth’s largest organism! Pando is a tree. Or more accurately, Pando is a clonal tree colony. What appears to be a forest of thousands of single quaking aspen trees […]

July, 2018
Lodge Announcements

Our New Site!

Welcome to the Lodge at Red River Ranch’s new site! We’ve spent a lot of time and effort to create a better experience for you here. We’ve created an improved design, with faster load times, so you can get around our pages quicker and easier. Plus […]

Kodachrome, and Hackberry

So maybe you’ve been to Southern Utah before. You’ve hit all the major tourist sites, you’ve seen Zion National Park once or twice, and you’ve walked around the amphitheater in Bryce Canyon, and you’ve hiked to Delicate Arch. You’re looking for someplace a little less traveled […]

June, 2018
Entertainment, Travel

Filming Locations of Westworld

Southern Utah has been featured in a lot of films and television series. And as a result, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch often get asked about famous filming locations. Which makes sense. People want to visit the awesome places that they’ve seen […]

Torrey Apple Days 2018

Every year we in Wayne County celebrate Independence Day with Torrey Apple Days. And 2018 is no different – but this time is a little unusual. This year Torrey Apple Days will be held after the Fourth of July. Events will take place from the […]

June, 2018
Travel

Summer Vacation: Our Hot Take

Summer is almost here! And that means it’s vacation time! We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have a couple of ideas of what you can do and where you can go. Check them out and explore the best of Southern Utah this summer. […]

Fifth Annual Arts and the Parks

One of our favorite annual traditions is happening this week! Arts and the Park will return again, for the fifth time, to Capitol Reef. Don’t miss your chance to admire the art, the artists, and the inspiration – starting May 30th until June 2nd. Below […]