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Things to do in Torrey, Utah

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Capitol Reef National Park: Milky Way Portraits & Stargazing

1. Capitol Reef National Park: Milky Way Portraits & Stargazing

Experience the wonders of the cosmos on a guided stargazing tour under the star-studded skies of Capitol Reef National Park. Be led to a remote location so the stellar displays above can shine even brighter. Benefit from convenient hotel transfer from Torrey, refreshments, and a souvenir photograph. Start your night adventure with a pickup from the location of your choosing in Torry aboard a luxury, off-road SUV. Relax with comfort items including blankets, hot or cold beverages, and snacks. Follow your guide's instructions and be transported to a dark location to get obstruction-free views of the breathtaking galaxy. Give your eyes time to adjust to the darkness while you gain deeper insight into the universe. Once you've settled in, take in as many majestic sights as possible. Celebrate your experience with the lasting memory of a photo of you and your group with the Milky Way as a backdrop. At the end of your stargazing experience, return to your accommodation in the city with your memories locked in a portrait photograph.

Capitol Reef National Park: Cathedral Valley Day Trip

2. Capitol Reef National Park: Cathedral Valley Day Trip

Embark on a 70-mile long journey into the heart of Capitol Reef National Park on this off-road day trip in Southern Utah. See wondrous highlights like panoramic views of Cathedral Valley, the famous Gypsum Sinkhole, and the shimmering Glass Castle. As you drive into Capitol Reef National Park, see the amazing, rainbow-like painted desert formations of Bentonite clay and numerous canyons. Catch a glimpse of desert washes and fossilized shorelines the inland ocean that once covered the region millions of years ago. Halfway through the tour, you will stop to enjoy panoramic views from three overlook points: Lower South Desert, Upper South Desert, and Cathedral Valley. As you traverse back, admire desert highlights like the Gypsum Sinkhole and visit geological phenomenons like the Temples of the Sun and Moon.

Capitol Reef National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Capitol Reef National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Avoid the crowds and visit Capitol Reef National Park on a self-guided audio driving tour. Follow your audio guide as you discover the highlights and history of the park including petroglyphs, an old schoolhouse, and the Fruita Orchards. Capitol Reef National Park boasts some of the most impressive and important geology in all of southern Utah. There’s plenty to see and do as you explore historic spots, scenic overlooks, and family-friendly hiking trails. During your tour you can: • Visit historic sites like the Fruita Schoolhouse and Fremont Petroglyphs • Take in views of the Waterpocket Fold — a 100-mile-long wrinkle in the Earth’s crust • Stop by Fruita Orchards for local produce • Take a picturesque ride along the park’s scenic drive

Utah: Capitol Reef National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

4. Utah: Capitol Reef National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

Explore Utah's Capitol Reef National Park on a self-guided audio tour. See major natural landmarks like Twin Rocks, Chimney Rocks, and the Fluted Wall as you drive at your own pace. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Begin your tour in the town of Torrey. Catch your first glimpse of the unique landscape that has made the Reef famous as you approach the national park. Learn about the park’s history and the tribes who once lived there. See the Twin Rocks and Chimney Rock, iconic formations that will teach you how to identify the different geologic layers you’ll see throughout the Reef. Catch the views from Panorama Point and Gooseneck Overlook. Visit the Fluted Wall, which offers a glimpse back 240 million years into the past. Then, turn your gaze upward to gape at the Castle, a natural fortress overlooking the park. Arrive at the Visitor Center and the official entrance to the most scenic part of the Reef. Go past the Ripple Rock Nature Center and to the Fruita Historic District. Explore this remnant of an old Mormon pioneer town. Continue on toward Danish Hill to take in some more views with a chance to spot some local wildlife. Pass Oyler Mine next, where workers once harvested uranium. Learn about the local Paiute tribe and their traditions and legends. Stop at other major sights, including the Capitol Gorge Trailhead, the ancient petroglyphs, the Hickman Bridge Trail, and the Behunin Cabin.

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What people are saying about Torrey, Utah

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This was such an amazing experience! We had such a great time even though it was so cold! They brought hot chocolate and snacks which was such a lovely thing!! I loved getting pictures with the Milky Way! They picked a very great remote and quiet place to stargaze. We enjoyed listening to all the great stories about the stars and getting to see the beetle juice!(:

An excellent private day. Our guide, Miss Jenny, gave us lots of info on the geology, the creation of the mountains, flora and fauna. Very available. We discovered Cathedral Valley and Capitol Reef from a fantastic angle. You really have to do this trip.

Great trip! Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the area and knew where the best picture spots were. The vehicle was in prime condition and the roads were in good condition too. Plenty of snacks and water.

This was an incredible experience. Jenny my guide was amazing & super knowledgeable about the stars, planets etc. The skies at night in Utah are not to be missed.

Mel , our guide was great Was knowledgeable about the area Didn’t mind answering our questions and was helpful with suggestions on what else to go in the area