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TorreyUnited States of America

Wedged between blush-colored cliffs and bordered with emerald meadows, this 19th-century pioneering town is perfectly situated for outdoor fun and adventures.

Torrey is a captivating central Utah town amid some of the state’s most magnificent natural landscapes. From the stark beauty of the desert to alpine lakes brimming with trout and rugged mountains, Torrey is surrounded by boundless splendor and is a great stepping-stone for backcountry adventure. Go hiking, canyoneering, mountain biking and climbing around the red-rock formations. Experience the thrills of exploring the rugged landscape with a dirt bike or four-wheel drive.

Learn about the intriguing history of this tree-lined town. Established in the 1880s by Mormon settlers, the town hints at its pioneering past with preserved buildings and historic landmarks. Check out the old Schoolhouse built from logs and red sandstone.

Stop at the visitor center of Capitol Reef National Park, 8 miles (13 kilometers) from Torrey, to find out what kind of outdoors experience you can have during your stay. Pick up maps and tour operator brochures and get ready to explore the surrounding environment. The park encompasses a vast tract of otherworldly rock formations. Explore deep canyons, windswept cliffs and the intriguing Navajo-sandstone Waterpocket Fold. Hike or drive through this mesmerizing landscape and camp overnight at shaded campgrounds.

Travel northwest from Torrey to reach the mountainous Fishlake National Forest, which features pristine aspen woodlands, mountain meadows and a lake stocked with trout. Dixie National Forest stretches across southern Utah to the west of Torrey. Check out red-rock spires and hike through stands of ponderosa pines.

Visit in August to watch the annual Tour of Utah cycling race pass through the town. Torrey has a range of lodging options. Visit in summer to enjoy Torrey’s mild temperatures at an elevation of 6,830 feet (2,082 meters). The town’s closest major airport is Canyonlands Field near Moab. Salt Lake City is about 210 miles (340 kilometers) away.

Add Torrey to your road trip along Scenic Byway 12, also known as Utah’s All-American Road.

Top Hotels in Torrey

Capitol Reef Resort
Capitol Reef Resort
4 out of 5
2600 E. Hwy 24, Torrey, UT
The price is $109 per night from Jan 16 to Jan 17

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Capitol Reef National Park and within 12 mi (20 km) of Goosenecks Overlook and The Hickman Bridge ...

4.3/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"Clean. Great location. Helpful staff. They have a restaurant on-site which I thought was great. Good food. A little disappointed because we did not get the promised room with the mountain view..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Capitol Reef Resort
Red Sands Hotel
Red Sands Hotel
3.5 out of 5
670 E Highway 24, Torrey, UT
The price is $83 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Capitol Reef National Park, Chimney Rock Loop, and Goosenecks Overlook. Ke Bullock Waterfowl ...

4.3/5Excellent! (964 reviews)

"I had a wonderful stay at Red Sands! Only 15 min to Capitol Reef and comfortable beds to rest. The wifi worked great and everything was quiet as well. The on site restaurant had good food too. Staff was super friendly, and I would stay here again for sure!!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Red Sands Hotel
Broken Spur Inn & Steakhouse
Broken Spur Inn & Steakhouse
2.5 out of 5
955 East SR-24, Torrey, UT
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Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Capitol Reef National Park, Chimney Rock Loop, and Ke Bullock Waterfowl Management Area. Goosenecks ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (976 reviews)

"We stayed here for proximity to Capitol Reef National Park -- so you could hardly beat the location. Our visit was in off-season so the rates were incredibly reasonable and I found it to be a decent place. The rooms were large, breakfast was nice and included. The views there are spectacular!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Broken Spur Inn & Steakhouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Torrey

Cowboy Homestead Cabins
Cowboy Homestead Cabins
3 out of 5
2345 Cowboy Road, Torrey, UT

Situated in Torrey, this cabin is within 12 mi (20 km) of Capitol Reef National Park, Chimney Rock Loop, and Larb Hollow Overlook. Ke Bullock Waterfowl Management ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (381 reviews)

"This is a very nice place to stay, especially for stargazing."…"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Cowboy Homestead Cabins
Velvet Ridge Lodging Unit # 3
Velvet Ridge Lodging Unit # 3
Torrey, UT
The price is $99 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

Situated in Torrey, this apartment building is within 9 mi (15 km) of Capitol Reef National Park, Ke Bullock Waterfowl Management Area, and Chimney Rock Loop. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (10 reviews)
Good value, very spacious

"This unit is a really great value for anybody needing a place to stay in Torrey. And the bedrooms are HUGE. The kitchen is also very spacious. The location is perfect as it is in walking distance to two different restaurants and the general store. We'll definitely consider this property again when ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2021

Velvet Ridge Lodging Unit # 3
Rustic Isolation Near Capitol Reef National Park
Rustic Isolation Near Capitol Reef National Park
Teasdale, UT

Located in Teasdale, this family-friendly vacation home is 4.9 mi (7.8 km) from Ke Bullock Waterfowl Management Area, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Capitol Reef ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (59 reviews)
3 nights near Capitol Reef

"We hope to return to this property, which was an excellent base for our first visit to Capitol Reef National Park. We felt we had entirely adequate communication with the owners, the house was clean and well provisioned with what was needed for a comfortable stay, and the location was convenient ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

Rustic Isolation Near Capitol Reef National Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Torrey

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Top Destination

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4 - Good
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4 - Good 49.746192893401016%
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3 - Okay 12.436548223350254%
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5/5 - Excellent

Tony

Jun 1, 2020

Very convenient to many natural wonders...and friendly!

5/5 - Excellent

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May 31, 2020

I love the Capitol Reef area. Tons of great hiking, beautiful red rock country, fun place for all ages.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

The town of Torrey will get better when the Covid-19 craziness ends. The restaurant options are limited.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 10, 2020

Cute town.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2020

It is very close to the park!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 27, 2020

I liked the quiet and peacefulness surrounding the town during winter. I didn't feel crowded from all the other tourist trying to visit the national park, Capitol Reef. It was very relaxing

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