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The Hickman Bridge Trail

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Type: Hiking Trails
Description: A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.
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Syracuse, NY
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We did this hike around 2PM only passed a few hikers. Its a short trail (2 miles r/t). It starts out along the Fremont river and then makes an ascent into a steeper section where you eventually end at the Hickman Bridge. The bridge is magnificent and the trail allows you to walk underneath and back around it. It was... More

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a very nice short (2 miles) hike. The trail is nice and you get a good view of the Dome on the way. You will be able to get good pictures at Hickman Bridge. We had our 9 and 13 year old kids and it was just right for them.

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Price Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Worth doing as a short ike but usually more people as it is short. A good introduction to desert hiking in and out and around places. Some sandy areas and some rocky.

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Spokane99206
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This very short hike (2 miles round trip) in Capitol Reef National Park is excellent. There is little elevation gain and loss. The Hickman Bridge at the end of the hike is amazing. I have shown my iPhone picture to friends who always think it's Arches National Park. Capitol Reef National Park is incredible. I have now been to all... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a one mile hike, a bit strenuous if you're not used to the elevation AND it's 90+ degrees. It's definitely worth the walk though!

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Provo, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Hickman Bridge is a must see while at Capital Reef, its a easy hike. It also branches of to other hikes if you want something a litt;e longer.

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Midwest
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This trail is a 2-mile round trip hike that has 17 points of interest along the way. On the ascent, the climb is a little difficult as it is all uphill at first. The views are beautiful as you get close to Hickman Bridge. The last point of interest is the waterpocket fold. The descent is very easy as it... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The hike to Hickman Bridge is 2 miles RT with 600 feet of elevation gain. The trail begins rather steeply on stone step switchbacks and then levels out a little. I would classify this hike as moderate overall because of all the ups and downs. There are lots of rocks to navigate around, so be careful not to trip, especially... More

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Ok after you hike up in the beginning you are rewarded but great rock formations and mini rock climbing fir kids. Be sure to spray your self with insecticide in early June since the mosquitos are relentless otherwise. This hike had few peeps in early June so we really enjoyed going at a slow pace discovering all the little shady... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

On May 20, 2014, we started our hike at 11am and returned at 1:15pm; longer than suggested but we took our time and soaked up the vistas. Although rated as easy, it had some moderate areas over boulders, etc. but still was not too bad. We met a doctor from Chicago on the trail which made the hike even more... More

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