Hanksville trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Hanksville is a small town in Wayne County, Utah, United States, at the junction of State Routes 24 and 95. The population was 219 at the 2010 census.The town is just south of the confluence of the Fremont River and Muddy Creek, which together form the Dirty Devil River, which then flows southeast to the Colorado River. Situated in the Colorado Plateau's cold desert ecological region it has, in Köppen climate classification, a temperate arid climate (BWk) with a mean annual temperature of 11.6 °C and an annual mean rainfall of 146.3 mm (years 1961-1990). The Hanksville-Burpee Quarry is located nearby, and the Mars Desert Research Station is 7mi northwest of town. The BLM Henry Mountains field station is located in Hanksville.HistoryThe town was settled in 1882, and known for a time for the name given to the surrounding area, Graves Valley. It took the name of Hanksville in 1885, after Henry Golden, a former officer in the Mormon Battalion who was the leader of the group of pioneers who established the small Mormon settlement. It was not incorporated until January 6, 1999.When using our United States itinerary planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Hanksville
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Hanksville
Places to visit with Hanksville
Recently planned trips to Hanksville
20 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: October, outdoors, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Capitol Reef National Park & Hanksville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 38 days in Utah BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Utah BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 40 days in Utah BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium