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The Hickman Bridge Trail

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
+1 435-425-3791
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Worth the effort

Anything in this park is worth the effort especially the Hickman Bridge Trail. About a three mile... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jerry H
Popular Hike

This is a nice doable hike for most folks. Just a couple of miles and a bit of a climb up and you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
+1 435-425-3791
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Anything in this park is worth the effort especially the Hickman Bridge Trail. About a three mile hike, between easy and moderate. Bring lots of water

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice doable hike for most folks. Just a couple of miles and a bit of a climb up and you can find an arch that wasn't 'discovered' until 1940. Footing is easy and there is no scrambling involved. Bring water, wear a...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three mile round trip to the natural bridge along a moderately difficult trail. As a bonus you pass by a smaller natural bridge along the way. Don't stop there, you still have a quarter mile to go to the main attraction. Also, some good views...More

Thank DPJohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You hike to a natural bridge with a 2 mile round trip on a good trail with minimal elevation change (400 feet). Worth the effort.

Thank Don49680
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike is beautiful. There is a steep climb at the beginning and then it's a mixture. As you get close to the arch there is a loop trail taking you next to it. The arch is beautiful and so are the views of Capitol...More

Thank Val I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the hike while driving through the Capitol Reef area on highway 12. I didn't think it was too strenuous but it was definitely hot in mid June in the afternoon. We took the kids (youngest is 8) and they didn't have a hard...More

Thank Rpmurph50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easily accessible, this short hiking trails takes you to a massive natural bridge. Tottaly worth it, especially if you go early in the morning, before the crowds and the heat!

Thank LucarBanff
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We did the 2 mile round trip hike up to the Hickman Bridge which is located just a couple of miles past the visitor center at Capitol Reef. It was a nice hike and the Bridge itself was HUGE! When you reach a fork in...More

2  Thank LaurieB980
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This trail was very easy. It was exhausting to climb up the canyon but it was easy to come back down the canyon. It was well worth it! The loop trail around the bridge is fun and provides great views. I highly recommend it to...More

Thank Ginas418
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My kids 7 and 10 were able to make this hike without too much difficulty. There are lots of fun places (holes in rocks) to stop and rest along the way! Just make sure you bring water! The Hickman Bridge was impressive and worth your...More

Thank Elisabeth B
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