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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.

March, 2018
Outdoor adventures, Travel

The Comparison Posts: Arches and Canyonlands

Many of the travelers who come to Southern Utah can only visit one national park. And that can make it tough, since it’s hard to choose between all five of the major parks. We at the Lodge understand this, and we want to try to […]

March, 2018
Travel

The Comparison Posts: Zion and Capitol Reef

Many of the travelers who come to Southern Utah can only visit one national park. And that can make it tough, since it’s hard to choose between all five of the major parks. We at the Lodge understand this, and we want to try to […]

February, 2018
Travel

More to Explore

Capitol Reef is the best. It’s the biggest draw in our area, and with good reason. And we love it, and you should totally go check it out. Sometimes, however, it’s nice to know what else you can see that’s nearby. To help you find […]

February, 2018
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Spring Hikes for Spring Fever

February is wrapping up, the last of the season’s snow storms are passing, and we at the Lodge are thinking about spring. And with spring comes the chance to get back outside. If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to get out and hit the […]

February, 2018
Outdoor adventures

The Intrepid Trail System at Dead Horse

We’ve written before about Dead Horse State Park, it’s one of our favorite parks in Utah, after all. If you don’t already know, Dead Horse is basically like the Grand Canyon – a little smaller, perhaps, but way less crowded. We’ve touched on the tragic […]

February, 2018
Historical places

Grafton is a Ghost Town

Southern Utah is mostly desert. Which is spectacular to look at, but it can be a hard place to live. Before the conveniences of modernity, several communities in Utah fell victim to the harsh environment. In fact, Utah boasts of having more than a hundred […]

January, 2018
Education, Nature

Super Blue Blood Moon Hike

Bryce Canyon wants to show you the moon. They’ve got a program in the park where you can take a guided hike in the middle of the night. A park ranger will take you in among the sandstone hoodoos, and show you the world of […]

January, 2018
Outdoor adventures, Travel

Capitol Reef Hiking in Winter

It’s never the wrong season to go hiking! Winters in Southern Utah are (usually) mild, with little to no snow for most of the season. So if you wear a jacket, you can pretty much hike any trail in Southern Utah. And for us, there […]

Free Days 2018

What’s the only thing better than visiting a national park? Getting in for free! Every year the National Park Service selects certain days to be Fee Free Park Days. It’s a great reason to get outside and play in the most amazing places in the […]

January, 2018
Outdoor adventures, Travel

It’s Ski Season!

It’s ski season! Utah is famous for its snow, and its snow sports – we did host the Winter Olympics once, ya know. The resorts near Salt Lake seem to get all the love, but there are a number of ski resorts elsewhere in Utah. […]