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
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
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
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.
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