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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.

Three Hikes in Arches

Heading to Arches National Park this summer? We’ve written about Arches in-depth before. But we wanted to throw together some suggestions for three hikes that you should definitely check out when you’re there. One is super easy, one super strenuous, one is moderate, and all are fantastic! […]

April, 2023
Nature, Travel

More to Do!

Capitol Reef is the best! It’s the hidden gem of Utah’s park system. And we love it! We’ve written lots of guides on what to do in the park, the best hikes for quick, day-long excursions, itineraries, and top ten lists for Capitol Reef. So if you’re planning on visiting this year, check those out! But […]

April, 2023
Outdoor adventures

Google Maps in the National Parks

You know Google Maps. It’s basically the default tool used for planning trips anywhere in the world. We link to it all the time in our blog to help you see what and where we’re talking about. And this spring, Google Maps is getting a big upgrade to its maps of the national parks […]

April, 2023
Entertainment

The Mandalorian Visits Lake Powell

Note: This post contains mild spoilers for The Mandalorian. So we were watching Disney’s very popular space-western, The Mandalorian the other day. And wouldn’t you know it, but some very familiar scenery made an appearance on screen. This last week’s episode saw the galaxy’s best bounty hunter […]

March, 2023
Outdoor adventures, Travel

A Less-Crowded Spring Break

It’s Spring Break, baby! Let’s go traveling! Southern Utah and the national parks are prime locations for Spring Breakers. But paradoxically, the parks will be pretty packed during most of March and April as college students and families head there in an attempt to get away from it all […]

We’ve Got Itineraries

We at the Lodge work hard to help our guests have a great vacation. We’ve been providing suggestions for decades on what people should do when they visit our beautiful area. So, to make things a little easier, we’ve consolidated some of our best tips […]

February, 2023
Nature, Outdoor adventures

5 Best Spring Hikes in Capitol Reef

Hey, hey, hey! Can you feel that? That is the feeling of the days getting longer and warmer. Spring is only a couple of weeks away, and we’ve got spring fever! If you are looking for a place to get outside and stretch your legs […]

February, 2023
Lodge Announcements, Nature

Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day today! And every year on this day we like to write a blog post about how much we love Capitol Reef! People travel from all over the world to visit us in this fantastic geological location – and we get to live here […]

February, 2023
Lodge Announcements

A Little More About Us…

The Lodge at Red River Ranch is the premier luxury hotel of Capitol Reef. Founded in 1990, and built on the traditions of the Old West, the Lodge captures the history of this area, as well as its beauty […]

January, 2023
Entertainment

Spirit: Film Locations

There are lots of films and television series that are filmed in the American West in general, and Southern Utah in particular. We’ve compiled this list here if you want to read about some of the most well-known examples. And there is this […]