Heritage Star Fest 2015

It’s autumn again, and that means there is plenty happening in Capitol Reef country. The aspens are changing colors, the apples are ready to be picked, and, of course, the Heritage Starfest will take place. Every year, the Heritage Starfest Group comes to Capitol Reef National Park to provide a unique opportunity to view the night sky like a pro. This year, the event will take place on the 9th and 10th of October. […]

September 30th, 2015|Education, Nature|

Zion’s Top 5

This is Southern Utah. And in Southern Utah there are a lot of things that you can do. You can hike, raft, climb, go horseback riding, whatever you want to do. But the best part of coming to Southern Utah is the chance to check out the national parks. Chief among them is Zion. Here are the top 5 things to do in Zion National Park […]

September 20th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Autumn Hiking in Capitol Reef

Today is the last day of August, which means it will soon officially be autumn. Already the nights here in Southern Utah, have a little chill to them. This is good news for outdoor enthusiasts, because fall is the best season for hiking in Capitol Reef National Park – in our opinion, at least. Here is a list of hikes that we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch think are best done in the fall. […]

August 31st, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Rock Climbing in Southern Utah

One of the fastest growing outdoor sports is rock climbing. For those who know anything about the sport, this is not surprising. So if you have a itch to get out and climb, check out this list of rock climbing routes in Southern Utah. […]

August 2nd, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon is one of the coolest places in Utah (in our opinion, at least.) The canyon is fun to hike, but what sets it apart from other destinations in Utah is the amazing amount of rock art. It has one of the most extensive collections of American Indian petroglyphs in the state. So naturally, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch think you should check it out. […]

July 9th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Take a Hike… To Golden Throne

Capitol Reef is a fantastic place to hike. The desert scenery is breathtaking and the air is clear. And because its less well-known than other Utah parks, even the most popular hikes in Capitol Reef are uncrowded. If you want to get out and explore nature, take a hike in Capitol Reef. This week’s recommendation: Golden Throne. […]

June 9th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Red Canyon

The thing about Southern Utah is there is always more to see. For example, many people go to one or two of the national parks while visiting our state. Some people even go to all five – Zion, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Arches and Canyonlands – which, as you can imagine, is a pretty good sampling of Southern Utah. But there are still many locations, each with its own wonders, left unvisited. […]

May 5th, 2015|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Capitol Reef Classic 2015

This year the Capitol Reef Classic will be held on July 17th and 18th. For bicycling everywhere, this is an amazing annual event. Nothing beats the views that can be experienced touring Wayne County and Capitol Reef on bike. And besides there will be cash prizes for the winners. […]

May 1st, 2015|Entertainment, Nature, Outdoor adventures|

Valentine’s Day in Bryce Canyon 2015

Valentine’s Day can be a lot of fun. Couples get the chance to do something extra special for each other. And we at The Lodge at Red River Ranch have discovered a really cool way to have a good time this Saturday. Bryce Canyon, in conjunction with Ruby’s Inn, are having their annual Winter Festival on Valentine’s Day. […]

February 12th, 2015|Entertainment, Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|

Three Regions (Reprised)

Capitol Reef National Park is a showcase of natural splendor. It contains massive sandstone towers, high-desert mesas, narrow canyons, and plenty of room to explore. We at the lodge have unofficially subdivided Capitol Reef into three geographical regions. There is the Main Thoroughfare area, Cathedral Valley, and the Waterpocket Fold. Here is some info on each of the sections, to help you explore it all. […]

November 14th, 2014|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel|