Hanksville

GATEWAY TO GREAT SCENERY The remote town of Hanksville is about one hour’s drive from any other towns in Capitol Reef Country. Middle and high school students travel 55 miles each way every day to school in Bicknell. Still this small town of 355 people, rich in folklore and history, thrives on tourism for travelers seeking a central location to explore Capitol Reef National Park, Goblin Valley State Park, the San Rafael Swell and Robber’s Roost. The town was officially incorporated in 1999. BASE FOR EXPLORATION Hanksville was first settled in 1882 and called “Grave’s Valley” after a member of the Powell expeditions. The settlement, which lies at an elevation of 4300 feet, was renamed Hanksville in 1885 for Mormon pioneer leader Ebenezer Hanks. Agriculture and mining were the primary roles of the community but outlaws such as Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch often came to Hanksville for supplies while hiding out in the nearby canyons. Hanksville was also a main supplier for uranium prospectors in the 1940s and 50s. Hanksville’s uranium and gold booms have long since ended, but the area is still rich in dinosaur fossils which are frequently uncovered at the Hanksville-Burpee Quarry. Seven miles from Hanksville, the Mars Desert Research Station is a testing area to explore similarities in the terrain between Earth and the Red Planet. Crew and equipment simulation tests occur during the winter months. The BLM also keeps offices in Hanksville.

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  • Motels
    Hanksville Inn 280 East 100 North , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-3471 • EmailWebsiteOpen year round, 21 rooms. Pets are welcome. Nice large clean rooms, king & queen beds, shower & tub combo. Free HBO, Showtime, CNN, ESPN, Weather Channel.
    Whispering Sands Motel 90 South Highway 95 P.O.Box 158 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-3238 • EmailWebsiteGreat clean rooms, free movie and Disney channels, good rates. No pets. Phone in rooms, discount on meals. Internet access. Voice 435-542-3238 Fax 435-542-3429
  • Camping/RV
    Duke’s Slickrock Campground & RV Park 275 East Highway 24 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-3235 • EmailWebsiteNice hot showers, laundromat, free wi-fi, water, sewer and electric at every site. 49 RV spots and 30 tent spots. Weekly and monthly rates.
  • Guides
    Get in The Wild Adventures P.O. Box 29 , Hanksville, UT, 84734 Phone: 1-818-381-9453 • WebsiteBased in Hanksville, Utah, Get In the Wild Adventures offers a wide range of wilderness trips and courses in the most rugged, beautiful and awe-inspiring canyons in America. We operate in locations that few other guide services go including the Dirty Devil/Robber’s Roost Wilderness, Fiddler Butte Wilderness, French Springs Wilderness, Goblin Valley/San Rafael Swell and Capitol Reef National Park. From exciting hiking, backpacking, canyoneering and photography tours to family adventure vacations, vehicle basecamp vacations and hard core expeditions We have trips and programs for adventurers of all ages, interests and skill levels. Extraordinary Adventure Vacations in Southern Utah’s Wildest Places!
  • Restaurants
    Blondies Eatery & Gifts 33 North Hwy 95 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-3255Open year round. 7am-9pm (limited hours in fall/winter). Serving breakfast. Esspresso, mochas, lattes, & cappuccino. Burgers, veggie burgers, salads, deli sandwiches and shakes. Gift shop.
    Stans Burger Shak Chevron Station, Hwy 95 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-3330Open year round, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. The traditional Lake Powell stop. Great burgers, fries, shakes. Homemade onion rings.
  • Shopping
    Henry Mountain Supply Lapidary 150 S. Center , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-3295Open all year. Rare minerals, gemstones and paleo material. Custom rock cutting and polishing.
  • Auto Services
    Hanksville Shell 240 E. Highway 24 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-1050Convenience store. 24 hour towing – automobiles, RV’s, and motorcycles. RV Storage and service.
    Hollow Mtn Service Station & Convenience Store 200 North Hwy 95 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-329824 hour pay at the pump. Phillips 66 gas. This convenience store is located inside a mountain. We offer fountain drinks, beer, souvenirs, t-shirts, bait and ice. Clean restrooms and friendly service.
    Hunt’s Service Repair & Towing 93 East Main , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-324124 Hour service, towing, lock-outs, minor repairs – year round service.
    J-N-B Welding Houseboat Haven 10 S. Highway 95 P.O. Box 213, Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-3408Houseboat storage and repairs.
    Stan’s Chevron, Convenience Store & Burger Shak 350 South Hwy 95 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-2017Clean restrooms. Friendly atmosphere. Groceries, beer, ice, souvenirs. Stan’s Burger Shak is located inside the Chevron.
  • Banking & ATMs
    Stan’s Chevron 350 South Hwy 95 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-2017
  • Churches
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 59 South Center , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-3201
  • Government Offices
    BLM Henry Mountain Field Station The Bureau of Land Management Box 99, Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-3461 • EmailWebsite
  • Markets / Produce
    Bull Mountain Market 30 East 100 North , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-3249Fresh produce, meat, camping supplies, groceries, pop, beer, ice, fish & game licenses, souvenirs and hardware.
  • Convenience Stores
    Hollow Mountain 200 North Hwy 95 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-329824 hour pay at the pump. Phillips 66 gas. This convenience store is located inside a mountain. We offer fountain drinks, beer, souvenirs, t-shirts, bait and ice. Clean restrooms and friendly service.
    Stan’s Chevron, Convenience Store & Burger Shak 350 South Hwy 95 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734 Phone: 435-542-2017Clean restrooms. Friendly atmosphere. Groceries, beer, ice, souvenirs. Stan’s Burger Shak is located inside the Chevron.

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