Torrey is a small community that serves as the gateway to Capitol Reef National Park. The town sits along Hwy 24, just west of the national park, near the main park entrance. It is now home to an eclectic mix of bed and breakfast inns, restaurants, motels, gas stations, guide services, art shops and other businesses.
In addition to the national park, Torrey is gateway to many other attractions in the surrounding area. All American Road Scenic Hwy 12 extends to the south, where it cuts through the amazing Escalante Canyons area. Boulder Mountain also lies to the south and Thousand Lake Mountain towers to the north. Fish Lake Mountain is located to the northwest. The Fremont River runs through the farmland south of town. All of these areas are very scenic and offer opportunities for outstanding recreation.
Torrey has attracted a thriving arts community, with several resident artists, studios and galleries. Painters, photographers and sculptors display and sell their works locally.
In recent years Torrey has grown up to offer some very nice restaurants and lodging establishments. The town makes a great base camp from which to explore Capitol Reef, Boulder Mountain and other area attractions.
Additional information about Capitol Reef National Park can be obtained by contacting:
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