Torrey is in Wayne County in the
south central part of Utah eight miles from Capitol
Reef National Park. The town was settled in the
1880s by Mormon pioneers. Legend has it
that Torrey was named after one of Theodore Roosevelts
Rough Riders, Colonel Torrey.
The population of the town itself is 120. It
is estimated that as many live in the area surrounding
Torrey. The elevation is 6830 feet, making the
summers very pleasant. The winter temperatures
range from 0 to 60 degrees. The summer temperatures
range from 50 to 90 degrees.
Torrey has had many famous visitors, among them
John Wesley Powell, Butch Cassidy, Zane Grey,
Maynard Dixon and Wallace Stegner.