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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.

June, 2022
Entertainment, Travel

The Real Jurassic World

The latest Jurassic World film came out this month. And that got us thinking about dinosaurs. Did you know that Utah is a hotbed of paleontological discovery for the Jurassic era? Well it is. In fact, we recently got a new national monument just for all the dino […]

Full Moon in Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon wants to show you the moon! For years now, the park has had a program of ranger-lead Full Moon Hikes. It’s a remarkable chance to see the Bryce Canyon amphitheater in such a way that few people ever get to experience. Imagine being among those sandstone hoodoos […]

Capitol Reef: Memorial Day Itinerary

It’s almost Memorial Day Weekend! That means summer is almost (unofficially) starting! And people like to take a celebratory mini-vacation during the long weekend. As you might have guessed, Capitol Reef gets very busy during Memorial Day […]

May, 2022
Outdoor adventures

Rock Climbing in Moab

Southern Utah is one of the rock climbing capitals of the world. People travel from all over the globe to scale our cliffs and hone their skills. And with the greatest scenery on earth, it’s no wonder Southern Utah is one of the most iconic locations for rock climbing […]

April, 2022
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Spring Hikes in Capitol Reef

The deserts of Southern Utah are blooming, the weather is the perfect temperature, and the trails are calling out to all adventurers. Spring Fever is official here. And it just so happens that we at the Lodge know the cure: hiking in Capitol Reef! […]

Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day! It’s the perfect day to explore and appreciate our wonderful earth, and also, our great public lands. So let’s take a moment to talk about the national parks, and how we can all contribute to protecting these special places […]

April, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

The Irish Canyons

Southern Utah is a pretty remarkable place. And there is a lot here to discover. We at the Lodge talk about the most popular places all the time – Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches – and we mention some of the more secluded spots. But every once in a while […]

March, 2022
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Even More Arches

When someone says, “arches,” in connection with Utah, you probably think Arches National Park. But actually there are arches (and natural bridges) all across Southern Utah. In fact, Southern Utah has one of the largest concentrations of natural bridges and arches anywhere in the world […]

March, 2022
Outdoor adventures, Travel

It’s Spring Break!

Spring is almost officially here! And it’s time for a much needed vacation. Schools across the country are letting students out for a week, and families and friends are planning trips to celebrate. It’s a busy time for travel, so if if you’re planning a trip […]

March, 2022
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Goblin Valley Adventure

Southern Utah has a lot going for it. Mostly famously its got five amazing national parks. But, as we’ve mentioned before, there are also a plethora of state parks in Utah, a lot of which are just as fun as as their more popular national park cousins […]