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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.

December, 2020
Lodge Announcements

2020: Year in Review

Every year about this time, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch like to take a moment to look back at the last 12 months. Sometimes it’s exciting to see how far we’ve come, or what has happened, or how we’ve changed in the past year. But this year, it’s a little more sobering […]

December, 2020
Education, Nature

Christmas Star and Dark Skies

You’ve probably seen all the news articles this month about the “Great Conjunction.” But in case you’ve missed it, on the 21st of December, Jupiter and Saturn will appear to form one bright, new star in the night sky. This conjunction of […]

December, 2020
Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

Outdoor Winter Fun

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s wintertime. And here in Southern Utah we’re lucky to get perfect winter weather. We do get some snowfall, especially in the higher-elevation regions, but we also get lots and lots of sunny, mild days. Which means […]

November, 2020
Lodge Announcements

Thanksgiving 2020

Yesterday was Thanksgiving day here in the United States. And since it’s a holiday centered around giving gratitude, we starting thinking about some of the things for which we are thankful. Here’s a couple that we thought we’d share […]

November, 2020
Education

Fun Facts about Capitol Reef

We at the Lodge get asked a lot of questions about Capitol Reef. And sometimes those questions have interesting answers. Here’s a couple of common ones that you might have had yourself about the park and its history. And just remember you can always find more […]

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch love finding new and exciting places to write about for this blog. Those places primally are in Southern Utah, since, you know, that’s where we are. But every so often we like to recommend destinations […]

October, 2020
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Wahweap Hoodoos at Halloween

If you’ve spent any time wandering around Southern Utah, then you are probably familiar with hoodoos. They are some of the strangest geological formations in the deserts of the American West. Shaped by eons of erosion, hoodoos are strange […]

October, 2020
Outdoor adventures

Best Overlooks in Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef is full of amazing hikes that lead through amazing scenery. From plateaus, to rising monoliths, to narrow canyons, there’s so much to see. And we’ve covered a lot of it before. But, to us here at the Lodge, it’s the overlooks that are often […]

October, 2020
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Fall Colors 2020!

We at the Lodge love autumn! It’s cooler, it’s better for hiking, and it’s more colorful! You might not think about fall foliage when you think about Southern Utah, but in fact we are surrounded by some of the best fall colors in the country. The aspens that grow at the higher elevations […]

September, 2020
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Death Hollow Canyon

We just mentioned that September is one of the best months in which to hike in Southern Utah. It’s not so busy, it’s cooler, there’s no monsoon season – that’s are the condensed version of our reasoning. And since it’s September since we’ve been thinking about […]