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Our Blog

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.

Memorial Day Travel?

Things are looking up here in Southern Utah. And things are getting back to normal. We’ve been lucky that the recent outbreak of coronavirus has had a minimal impact of us. Some Utah residents and out-of-state visitors are thinking about Memorial Day […]

Park Reopenings

Here in Southern Utah, we’ve been fortunate that the pandemic has largely passed us by. State health and national park officials continue to monitor the situation, but for the most part, it seems like Utah’s national parks will be back to normal […]

Status Update

Hi everyone! In response to multiple enquiries, we at the Lodge thought we’d share a quick status update: We are open. And we are taking every precaution to protect our guests and our staff. Reservations can be made by phone or online […]

April, 2020
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Capitol Reef: In-depth

We know that right now Capitol Reef is closed to tourists. But we also know that things won’t stay like this forever. And this year we’ve been doing an in-depth series focused on each of Utah’s five national parks. We’ve already done Arches, Canyonlands, and […]

April, 2020
Nature, Outdoor adventures

Safe Alternatives

Southern Utah is famous for its scenery. And that’s why a lot of people visit – to get outside, stretch their legs, and go hiking in all this beauty. So it’s understandable that some guests never experience anything but the famous trails in the national parks […]

April, 2020
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Safe Hiking

Hey everyone, the National Park Service is now deciding which parks remain open on a case-by-case basis. And while Arches and Canyonlands have been temporarily closed, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion remain open, or partially open. Which means that for some visitors […]

March, 2020
Lodge Announcements

Public Safety and Free Park Entrance

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, people are experiencing all sorts of new stresses. In response, the National Park Service has made some changes to the park policies […]

March, 2020
Lodge Announcements

Coronavirus and the National Parks

Dear Reader, as you are undoubtedly aware, the world is a little bit upside down right now. We’re all dealing with the new coronavirus and its effects on public life. In an effort to curb the spread of the virus, public gatherings […]

March, 2020
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Spring Break! 2020 Edition

It’s that time of year again! Things are starting to green up, the song birds are starting to sing, and schools and universities across the country are releasing their students into the wild. It’s Spring Break! And, as is tradition for millions […]

February, 2020
Outdoor adventures

Canyonlands Bonus: Dead Horse

We recently published an in-depth look at Canyonlands National Park. It’s got our best suggestions for which trails to hit, and what to see. But, if you’re going to Canyonlands, then you really, really should take time to visit one of our favorite […]