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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.

Best Fruit Ever

If you’ve ever been to Capitol Reef National Park, then you’ve undoubtedly seen the orchards of Fruita. The orchards are managed by the National Park Service, and when the fruit is ripe, they open the orchards for visitors. If you’re lucky enough to be in the area […]

June, 2019
Outdoor adventures

Cathedral Valley – The Definitive Guide

Cathedral Valley is the forgotten section of Capitol Reef. It’s hard to get to, requires a high-clearance vehicle, and offers no services. And, for the most part, it doesn’t even look like the rest of Capitol Reef. So, it’s no wonder that most people pass right on by. But if you want […]

June, 2019
Education, Travel

Summer of Learning

There’s a lot to know about Southern Utah, from it’s geology to it’s history, it’s a pretty fascinating place. And since we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are always excited to share local educational opportunities, we thought we’d let you know about a couple of […]

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 […]