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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.

July, 2011
Outdoor adventures

Horseback Riding at the Lodge

With so much to explore in our nearby national parks and forests there is no better way than on horseback. With a guided horse tour you can view more natural wonders while experiencing that unique Old West flavor.

June, 2011
Travel

The Best Grand Circle Tour

The granddaddy of all Utah road trips is the Grand Circle. It’s a comprehensive tour of all five national parks in the state — plus throwing in the Grand Canyon for good measure. You also get a chance to see Lake Powell, Monument Valley, and the Grand Staircase. The Grand Circle Tour covers a lot of ground, but is not to be missed.

June, 2011
Travel

Utah’s Great Scenic Highways

Southern Utah has some of the greatest scenic highways in the nation. We at the Lodge love driving the Capitol Reef Scenic Highway, Zion National Park Scenic Highway, and all the other scenic routes in and around our national parks. There are quite a lot of them, and each one offers something for everyone.

June, 2011
Nature, Travel

Fishlake

Fish Lake is one of Utah’s best sport fishing sites. The lake is just five miles long and one mile across at its longest sections, but there is plenty of room for fun. It is a great place to spend a weekend.

June, 2011
Travel

Ghost towns of Southern Utah

For us, nothing provides a glimpse into Old West like a ghost town, and Southern Utah has some great ones. These are three of our favorite ghost town sites. They can be easily incorporated into a trip from the Lodge at the Red River Ranch on your way to Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, or Zion National Parks.

June, 2011
Travel

Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park, with its sandstone formations, makes a great day trip from the Lodge at Red River Ranch. It only takes about an hour to get there, and can be easily accessed from Highway 24.

June, 2011
Travel

Which is better—Bryce Canyon or Zion National Park?

After seeing Capitol Reef National Park, many of our guests at The Lodge want to take a day-trip to another national park. The question has been raised, which park is better, Zion National Park or Bryce Canyon National Park?

May, 2011
Outdoor adventures

Lake Powell

The proximity of Lake Powell to residents of Utah, Arizona, and Colorado make it a perfect closer-to-home vacation spot, or a weekend trip destination. Boating and water skiing are popular on the lake, but make sure you try these other activities.

May, 2011
Travel

The Utahopian Dictionary: an A to Z guide to Southern Utah

There are so many things to do and see in Southern Utah. To help you sort through everything, we brainstormed and came up with The Utahopian Dictionary: an A to Z guide to Southern Utah. While this doesn’t provide a total list of the things you might discover, we hope it helps spark your imagination.

May, 2011
Outdoor adventures

Best Fishing in Utah (in our humble opinion)

Southern Utah has hundreds of lakes and rivers that are annually filled with fish. For the avid fisherman, there is no better place to enjoy the sport. Here’s our five favorite lakes and rivers (in no particular order) all of which are fairly close to the Lodge.