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Torrey is a place of diverse beauty. Neighboring a national park and national forest, and part of a scenic byway, the area offers many recreational opportunities along with fun, community events.see more »

Torrey, Utah

Located just eight miles from the west entrance of Capitol Reef National Park, Torrey is an idyllic little tree-lined town surrounded by rose-colored cliffs and green meadows. At an elevation of 6,830 feet, summer temperatures tend to be quite pleasant, ranging from 50 to 90 degrees F. Winter temperatures range from 0 to 60 degrees F. Its proximity to Capitol Reef National Park, the mountains of Fishlake and Dixie National Forests, Scenic Byway 12: Utah's All-American Road, sublime desert landscapes to trout-filled alpine lakes, make Torrey an outdoor lover's perfect hub for some of the most spectacular scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities in the state.

Originally established in the 1880s by Mormon Pioneers, it is thought to be named after Jay L. Torrey, the Colonel of the 2nd Regiment of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Today, the town is home to 182 residents, from descendants of the original settlers to the newcomers, who've come, largely, for the area's incredible beauty and outdoor recreation.

For visitors, Torrey offers lodging, cafes and restaurants, and a visitor information center.

In and around the Torrey/Capitol Reef area, consider the following popular activities for which guides, rentals, and services are available: hiking, canyoneering, and climbing tours and rentals; ATV, 4-wheel drive, and dirt bike tours and rentals; mountain bike tours and rentals; camping equipment rentals; and more.

For more information, please call Capitol Reef Country/Wayne County Travel Council at: (800) 858-7951.

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Alpine Anglers and Boulder Mountain Adventures
Austin's Chuck Wagon General Store and Lodge
Best Western Capitol Reef Resort
Boulder View Inn
The Broken Spur Inn and Steakhouse
Capitol Reef Inn & Cafe
Cowboy Homestead Cabins
Days Inn Torrey
Go West Inns of Torrey, Inc
  • 600 East Highway 24
  • Torrey, UT 84775
  • Region: Southern
  • Phone: 435-425-3688
Howard Johnson at Capitol Reef
Red Sands Hotel
Rim Rock Inn
Sandcreek RV Park & Hostel
  • West 540 Highway 24
  • Torrey, UT 84775
  • Region: Southern
  • Phone: 435-425-3577
Schoolhouse Bed & Breakfast
Skyridge Bed & Breakfast
Thousand Lakes RV Park
Torrey Pines Bed & Breakfast Inn
Torrey Trading Post and Cabins
Wonderland RV Park

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