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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.

May, 2019
Travel

Summer Plans!

Hey! It’s Memorial Day Weekend! Which means its officially the unofficial start of summer! Hopefully you’ve made big plans for the weekend – lots of good food, family and fun – to start summer off right. But if you couldn’t make it out for the long weekend […]

May, 2019
Outdoor adventures

Drive the White Rim Road

Canyonlands is the most remote, least developed, and least visited national park in Utah. Which is great! This makes it the perfect place to get a taste of real wilderness – to really explore the backcountry. And nowhere in Canyonlands is more rugged […]

April, 2019
Travel

Make Memorial Day Plans

Hey, hey, hey! Memorial Day Weekend is coming up fast. If you’re anything like us, you’re getting pretty excited for the chance to knock off work for a couple days, and spend the long weekend exploring Southern Utah. It’s time for a road trip! And it’s also […]

April, 2019
Lodge Announcements

Welcoming Baby Bison

We have exciting news! A new addition to our family of American Bison! Our new baby bison was born a few weeks ago and is doing great. She’s a she, in case you’re wondering. But we haven’t quite decided on a name for her […]

April, 2019
Historical places, Travel

The Gifford House History

So, as you probably know, Capitol Reef has a handful of old buildings throughout the main section of the park. Most of them are located in the (now-defunct) town of Fruita. The residents of Fruita may be gone, but the history of the place is preserved in […]

Surprise! Canyon

Hey guess what? Spring is here! And that means it’s time to start getting serious about trail hiking again. And we at the Lodge have a new one for you to try in Capitol Reef. It’s fun, easy, and just perfect to start off the hiking season […]

March, 2019
Outdoor adventures, Travel

A Blog Birthday

Fun fact – today marks the eight anniversary of our Blog at Red River Ranch! That’s right. We’ve been writing awesome blog posts for eight years now. And during that time we’ve covered a lot of ground. We’ve given you recommendations for all five of Utah’s […]

Jurassic National Monument

Hey! Guess what? Utah is getting a new national monument! The John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (that’s a mouth-full) was passed into law earlier this month. The act sets aside 1.3 million acres of land for conservation […]

Black Ridges Canyon

Seeing as how we at the Lodge live in Southern Utah, we typically write about Southern Utah stuff in this blog. But since natural geography only sometimes contributes to the formation of political boundaries, there are a lot of cool places in the surrounding states […]

February, 2019
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Spring Break 2019!

Today is the last day of February, which means spring is officially here next month! And if your life currently revolves around a traditional school schedule, chances are you’re looking forward to Spring Break. If you have elementary school-aged kids, Spring Break is a great excuse […]