The Town Of Hanksville | Capitol Reef Country

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

    Address: 280 East 100 North , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-3471
    Email: Ed_bhr@yahoo.com
    Website: hanksvilleinn.com

    Open 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

    Address: 90 South Highway 95 P.O.Box 158 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: Phone: 435-542-3238
    Email: whisperingsands@hanksville.com
    Website: whisperingsandsmotel.com

    Great 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

    Address: 275 East Highway 24 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-3235
    Email: slickrock@hanksville.com
    Website: dukesslickrock.com

    Nice 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

    Address: P.O. Box 29 , Hanksville, UT, 84734
    Phone: 1-818-381-9453
    Website: getinthewild.com

    Based 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

    Address: 33 North Hwy 95 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-3255

    Open 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

    Address: Chevron Station, Hwy 95 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-3330

    Open 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

    Address: 150 S. Center , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-3295

    Open all year. Rare minerals, gemstones and paleo material. Custom rock cutting and polishing.

  • Auto Services

    Hanksville Shell

    Address: 240 E. Highway 24 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-1050

    Convenience store. 24 hour towing – automobiles, RV’s, and motorcycles. RV Storage and service.

    Hollow Mtn Service Station & Convenience Store

    Address: 200 North Hwy 95 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-3298

    24 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

    Address: 93 East Main , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-3241

    24 Hour service, towing, lock-outs, minor repairs – year round service.

    J-N-B Welding Houseboat Haven

    Address: 10 S. Highway 95 P.O. Box 213, Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-3408

    Houseboat storage and repairs.

    Stan’s Chevron, Convenience Store & Burger Shak

    Address: 350 South Hwy 95 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-2017

    Clean restrooms. Friendly atmosphere. Groceries, beer, ice, souvenirs. Stan’s Burger Shak is located inside the Chevron.

  • Banking & ATMs

    Stan’s Chevron

    Address: 350 South Hwy 95 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-2017

  • Churches

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    Address: 59 South Center , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-3201

  • Government Offices

    BLM Henry Mountain Field Station

    Address: The Bureau of Land Management Box 99, Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-3461
    Email: Public_Room_UT_State_Office@ut.blm.gov
    Website: www.blm.gov/office/henry-mountains-field-station

  • Markets / Produce

    Bull Mountain Market

    Address: 30 East 100 North , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-3249

    Fresh produce, meat, camping supplies, groceries, pop, beer, ice, fish & game licenses, souvenirs and hardware.

  • Convenience Stores

    Hollow Mountain

    Address: 200 North Hwy 95 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-3298

    24 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

    Address: 350 South Hwy 95 , Hanksville, Utah, 84734
    Phone: 435-542-2017

    Clean restrooms. Friendly atmosphere. Groceries, beer, ice, souvenirs. Stan’s Burger Shak is located inside the Chevron.

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