The Blog at Red River Ranch

Alternate Christmas Adventure

November 25th, 2014

Outdoor adventures

We at the Lodge talk to a lot of people who are interested in doing things differently for Christmas vacation. Some people want to get away from the cities, which are more likely to have increased levels of pollution in the winter. Some people simply want to de-commercialize the holidays. Whatever your reason is, if you are looking for a different sort of Christmas, consider spending some time in Southern Utah. Read More

Three Regions (Reprised)

November 14th, 2014

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel

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. Read More

Burr Trail: In Depth

October 10th, 2014

Outdoor adventures, Travel

There are many fantastic scenic routes in Southern Utah. But in our opinion, one of the best is the Burr Trail. We at the Lodge recently drove along this route again, and we thought we’d give you an in-depth look at what to expect on the Burr Trail.

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Utah’s National Parks: Pros and Cons

September 30th, 2014

Outdoor adventures, Travel

Of all the seasons, Autumn is perhaps the best time to visit Utah’s national parks. The parks are less crowded, cooler, and more colorful than ever. Utah boasts five awesome national parks, and deciding which to visit this fall can be tricky. Unfortunately, sometimes you can’t see them all. So we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have compiled a list of the pros and cons of each of the five parks. Maybe this will help you decide which to visit. Read More

Starfest 2014

September 16th, 2014

Education, Entertainment

It’s September 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 autumn, 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 19th and 20th of September. Read More