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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.

August, 2020
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Labor Day 2020

Summer is winding down, and it’s almost Labor Day again. Since, as we all know, this year has been a bit different, your kids may or may not be heading back to traditional school. But we can bet that your family could probably do with a little vacation regardless […]

August, 2020
Nature, Travel

Fremont River Hiking

There are tons of great hikes in Capitol Reef National Park. But two of the coolest in the Fruita area are the Fremont Gorge Overlook Trail and the Fremont River Trail. The first ascends to Johnson’s Mesa, and provides a great panoramic view. The second is an easy trail […]

Burr Trail: In-depth

So we started doing a series of in-depth reports on Utah’s national parks earlier this year. At this point we’ve written about Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. (Zion National Park is almost done.) In the Capitol Reef post, we mentioned the Burr Trail as one of the best […]

July, 2020
Nature, Travel

Monsoon Season

Here in Southern Utah we have some pretty great scenery. And all of it – the narrow slot canyons, the sandstone monoliths, the natural arches and bridges, the sheer cliff walls, even the vast, shifting deserts – all of it was caused by the power of erosion […]

Fruit Season!

If you’ve ever been to Capitol Reef National Park, then you’ve undoubtedly seen the fruit orchards. (The actually are what give the old town it’s name: Fruita). The orchards are managed and maintained by the National Park Service, and when the fruit is ripe […]

July, 2020
Outdoor adventures

Golden Throne

There are a ton of great hikes in Capitol Reef National Park. You’ve probably done a bunch of the most popular ones already, like Hickman Bridge and Cassidy Arch. And we love those hikes, but we also love recommending lesser known, more off-the-beaten-track hikes too […]

Torrey Apple Days 2020

It’s almost Independence Day! And here in Torrey, Utah there is an annual event called “Apple Days” that marks the occasion. It’s a classic, small-town America celebration, complete with games, food […]

Filmed in Utah

The other day we made a Facebook post about Monument Valley, and how it became the face of the Old West, thanks in large part to two John Ford films that where shot there. And that got us thinking about all the movies […]

June, 2020
Lodge Announcements

Final Area Update

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch wanted to give you one more update on the situation here in Southern Utah. As we’ve mentioned before, Southern Utah was fortunate in that it didn’t have a large number of […]

May, 2020
Outdoor adventures

Capitol Reef Bonus: Sulphur Creek

In our recent blog post, Capitol Reef: In-Depth we covered some of the best hikes, drives, and activities you can do in the park. But here’s the thing, there’s always more to discover in Capitol Reef […]