TorreyUnited States of America

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Visit Torrey

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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Capitol Reef Resort
Capitol Reef Resort
4 out of 5
2600 E. Hwy 24, Torrey, UT
$99
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 6 mi (9.7 km) from Goosenecks Overlook and within 12 mi (20 km) of Capitol Reef National Park and The Hickman Bridge ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,550 reviews)

"I'm guessing this is probably the best place to stay anywhere near Capitol Reef. The rooms were clean, and food at the restaurant tasty. They have a good gym too."…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Capitol Reef Resort
Red Sands Hotel
Red Sands Hotel
3.5 out of 5
670 E Highway 24, Torrey, UT
$82
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20

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

4.1/5Very Good! (864 reviews)

"I saw some bad comments before my booking. But there was no problem during my stay. Everything was clean and I am sat with the reasonable price this time."…"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Red Sands Hotel
Broken Spur Inn & Steakhouse
Broken Spur Inn & Steakhouse
2.5 out of 5
955 East SR-24, Torrey, UT
$76
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Chimney Rock Loop, Goosenecks Overlook, and Ke Bullock Waterfowl Management Area. Capitol Reef ...

4.4/5Excellent! (767 reviews)

"Our visit was in November and Torrey was pretty much shut down. When we arrived, no one was present on the grounds to meet us. . It was about 6 pm. Our key was in an envelope in a mailbox. The pool and hot tub were working in a separate building, but we were too chilled to make use of that amenity. ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Broken Spur Inn & Steakhouse

Popular things to do in Torrey

Capitol Reef National Park
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Capitol Reef National Park

5/5(338 reviews)

Historic human artifacts complement the fascinating geologic features formed millions of years ago in this park of red cliffs and white rock. 

Gifford Homestead
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Gifford Homestead

4.5/5(117 reviews)

Appreciate the fascinating Mormon history, admire the spectacular scenery and visit the bakery and gift shop in these wooden cabins.

Capitol Gorge
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Capitol Gorge

4.5/5(94 reviews)

Find out about the history of Torrey when you take a trip to Capitol Gorge. Wander the area's scenic parks or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Goosenecks Overlook
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Goosenecks Overlook

4.5/5(70 reviews)

You can take time to visit Goosenecks Overlook during your travels to Torrey. Discover the area's beautiful coral reefs and top-notch restaurants.

Blacksmith Shop
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Blacksmith Shop

3.5/5(10 reviews)

You can spend an afternoon exploring the galleries in Blacksmith Shop during your trip to Fruita. Wander the area's scenic parks or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Lake Powell
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Lake Powell

4.5/5(725 reviews)

Cruise across a dazzling blue lake or trek into the mesmerizing gold-and-pink canyons at this National Recreational Area on the border of Utah and Arizona.

Reviews of Torrey

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good 49.729729729729726%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 12.702702702702704%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 4, 2019

Probably best to visit a different time of year. Excellent proximity to Capitol Reef.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 11, 2019

Nice small town with natural wonders.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 30, 2019

Nice little town- friendly people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 29, 2019

Make sure you drive the speed limit. We were pulled over for going 40 on a 30 .

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 21, 2019

Quaint old fashioned town. Stop in the road but pretty. Must be a very relaxed place to live.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 10, 2019

Loved Capital Reef National Park

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