Torrey Travel Guide

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  • Torrey
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  • Torrey
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Torrey Things to Do

  • Ramblin' the Reef

    Torrey is right in the middle of Capitol Reef National Park: the main reason the majority of visitors come here. For information about things to see and do in the park area, see my Capitol Reef pages.

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  • Cool old stuff

    With a camera and a pair of walking shoes, you can kill an hour or so puttering around town and finding some interesting things to point a lens at. Yep, pretty quiet place, Torrey.

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  • Capitol Reef National Park

    Capitol Reef National Park is about 10 miles east of Torrey. The park's main attraction is a nearly 100 mile uplifting of the earth's surface known as the Waterpocket Fold. The main road through the park is its 25 mile scenic drive, which passes historical remnants of wagon trains and pioneering communities and continues on towards some spectacular...

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Torrey Restaurants

  • Best in Torrey

    Waaaay out here in the middle of nowhere is an upscale cafe which could be a destination in-and-of itself. No kidding; it's listed in New York Time's "1,000 Places to See in the U.S. and Canada Before You die". This was our "splurge" meal on the last night of a two-week hiking trip in Utah and the perfect ending to a fabulous vacation. We showed up...

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  • Pie under the sky

    This is the Rim Rock's laid-back cousin and a better choice for visitors watching the pennies. We came here on a gorgeous evening for one thing: the killer view. From a picnic table on the big patio, with a cold brew in hand, it's the best seat in Torrey for watching the late-afternoon sun light up those amazing red cliffs. They have a small menu:...

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  • Dinner with a view

    Being we don't travel with dress clothes on our hiking trips, it's nice to be able to go for a grown-up dinner now and again in our jeans and (clean) T's. This is one of those places. It's one of two eateries belonging to the Rim Rock Inn and is the higher-end of the pair. That they don't post the menu/prices on their website is a little annoying -...

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  • Devil´s café

    Last visited: September 2010I would doubtfully recommend it. Perhaps just to try the rattlesnake.We had heard good things about this Café, both from our guidebook as well as from the staff at red river lodge so we had to try it out.It was a crowded place so we figured this would be an excellent meal. But we seemed to be unlucky this day.It did take...

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  • Not to be missed

    Excellent restaurant in this small town in the middle of nowhere. Was very busy when we went - very popular place. American/Mexican food. Best meal we had on the whole trip through Utah. Beautifully presented food and good service. Only open between April and October. Ginger and pumpkin cheesecake with cinnamon ice cream

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  • Wonderland Inn Restaurant

    On of the few restaurants in town. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. All pretty standard fare: steak, chicken and sandwiches. Dinner was pretty reasonable (about $15 with tip). Nothing extraordinary but not bad either.

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Torrey Shopping

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    by goodfish Written Nov 10, 2011

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    I needed a Torrey bauble for the Travel Tree (what we've nicknamed our tannenbaum) and found one here. The shop at Thousand Lakes was a notch above the trading post across from our motel with more items that looked at little less kitschy and mass-produced. Sure, there's some of that too but at least the majority of the stuff is purchased from area artisans (some of whom still turn out bibelots by the thousands) and so there were some one-of-a-kinds amidst the one-of-too-manys. I ended up with a couple of hand-carved corn Kachinas and an inlaid pendant along with the Yule trinket.

    Merchandise includes jewelry, pottery, gourds, wall decor, t-shirts, windchimes, and other bric-a-brac at fair prices.

    The shop is part of the Thousand Lakes RV park: nice, clean campgrounds with tent sites, auto/RV repair, pool and laundry facilities. They also have rental cabins ranging from basic to deluxe.

    NOTE: the RV park is open seasonally from April 1 - Oct. 25th so I assume the same applies to the shop.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Camping
    • National/State Park

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