The Blog at Red River Ranch

A New Year is Here

Today is the last day of 2014, and tomorrow welcomes a new year. Many people make resolutions for the new year, but we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch like to remember the things we did in the months past. We made a goal to explore new places in Southern Utah. So we’d like to share with you our list of to-dones: Read More

What to do in Winter

December 15th, 2014

Outdoor adventures, Travel

If you want to have a unique vacation experience, head to Southern Utah this winter. Since the tourist industry drops off in the winter months, you’ll have the whole place to yourself. Southern Utah usually gets enough snow in the mountain regions to support snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. But the lower elevation parts (such as Capitol Reef National Park) sometimes stay snow-free all winter – so you can still play in the sun. Read More

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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