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The Hickman Bridge Trail

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
+1 435-425-3791
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The trail goes up hill to the arch. If it is hot take water. It is a pleasant moderate trail and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
1234Col
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Sydney, Australia
Worth the trip to the bridge

This trail is .9 miles and more difficult than we anticipated. There is a climb up and then you go... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
By_His_Grace
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Richmond, VA, USA
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A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“moderate hike” (26 reviews)
“hickman bridge” (60 reviews)
“great hike” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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"moderate level"
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"capital dome"
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"easy hike"
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"parking lot"
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"favorite hike"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The trail goes up hill to the arch. If it is hot take water. It is a pleasant moderate trail and the arch is definitely worth seeing

Thank 1234Col
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail is .9 miles and more difficult than we anticipated. There is a climb up and then you go down into a wash and then up to the bridge. For those of us who are older and have bad knees some of places take...More

Thank By_His_Grace
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't pass this by in a hurry to get to the park entrance. Well worth the time spent. Near to a short boardwalk trail to visit Indian petroglyphs.

Thank Marian R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful hike that you can get above the park and see some of the Peaks and you can also see a massive Natural Bridge. We did the hike with ages 6 to 15 and it was well worth it. It was hot...More

Thank 842DanB
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a lovely mid-range hike with a climax at the bridge, where you can go under the bridge, see it from both sides, and get great photographic views no matter where the sun is. The trail loops around and returns to the trailhead.

Thank Gafilpoo
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is not the easiest hike for the average casual person. We assumed it was going to be very easy, but there is a lot of vertical upwards travel. We saw quite a few people who were not prepared who had turned back. The couple...More

1  Thank Ray C
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This large Arch is tucked inside a rocky Canyon after about it one mile moderate hike. There are some interesting rock formations along the way and the arch at the end is cool because of its size and because you can get right underneath it....More

Thank Scott H
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

This is a moderate hike that's not too long. The end result is the great view of the arch. The trail can get a little steep but kids did just fine. It can get real hot here so plan on early or late to beat...More

1  Thank Jeff D
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Trail was short and steep but should be climbable for most day-time hikers. The short trip up is well worth the view!

Thank Abram Y
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

This is a trail with a striking visual payoff once you reach the Hickman Bridge. I hiked it on a weekday at 5:30 pm 93 degrees and sunny. On the entire trip I may have encountered about 10 people. The beginning of the trail has...More

2  Thank xxMFS
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