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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.

October, 2023
Historical places, Nature

It’s Halloweekend!

Halloween is on Tuesday (happy Halloween, everybody!) so we’re thinking about all sorts of spooky things. And believe it or not, there are a lot of Halloween-esque locations in Southern Utah. Places that seem just a little too unreal, like eery rock formations and forgotten […]

October, 2023
Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

October Hiking

There is a good case to be made that fall is the best time of year to visit Southern Utah and Capitol Reef. The weather is cooler, the crowds have thinned at the national parks, and the summer monsoons have passed. These conditions open up a lot of trails that might have been a bit too […]

September, 2023
Lodge Announcements, Nature

2023 Annular Eclipse. In Capitol Reef!

There is an annular eclipse heading right for Capitol Reef! On October 14, 2023 (which is only 17 days from now!) the path of the eclipse will pass over Southern Utah, directly over the national park. So if you want to catch this celestial event […]

September, 2023
Nature, Travel

Fall Leaves Near Capitol Reef!

It’s fall now, and as you can guess, that means the leaves are about to become the main attraction all over the country. The golden hues of autumn will soon be tinging Wayne County, where both we at the Lodge at Red […]

August, 2023
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Labor Day-Hikes

So we recently wrote a post about Labor Day 2023, with some helpful tips on how to choose which national park you should visit for this upcoming Labor Day Weekend. Now we thought we’d give you a list of our number one, very best, top day-hikes for […]

August, 2023
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Labor Day 2023

Labor Day is fast approaching. The first Monday is September marks the end of the traditional summer tourist season in Southern Utah and other locations across the United States. So, as you probably already know, a lot of people try to make the most of the long […]

Summer Heat and Monsoons

You’ve probably seen all the headlines. It’s no secret that it’s been a very hot month. Thanks in part to a strong El Nino year, temperatures have risen across much of the United States, including here in Southern Utah. The deserts of the […]

Ride Gooseberry Mesa!

If you’re a mountain biker, then you probably already know that there’s nothing like riding through the rough terrain of the unspoiled landscapes of Southern Utah. And there is no more iconic location in Southern Utah than it’s most famous national park […]

Learning in Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef is not just a fantastic place to see the beauty of Southern Utah, it’s also a fantastic place to learn a lot of new things! Throughout the year, there are ranger-lead programs that can teach you about everything from geology to astronomy […]

Happy 100th, Bryce Canyon!

Today is a special day! Today, Bryce Canyon National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary! On June 8, 1923, President Warren G. Harding designated about 10,000 acres of land as Bryce Canyon National […]