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The Hickman Bridge Trail

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Owner description: A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Owner description: A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.
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Zurich, Switzerland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautiful scenery. You got the stream on one side, the hills on the side and in the end you are rewarded with this fantastic natural bridge: the Hickman. It is not a very difficult walk but very satisfying. I really enjoyed every minute of it. It took me about 2 hrs, stopping to take pictures and looking at the sceneries.... More 

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Ellisville, Missouri
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126 reviews 126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The Hickman Bridge Trail is a short hike (2 miles round trip) that is beautiful. The park classifies it as moderate because it is fairly steep at the beginning and you are on stone switchbacks. It levels out and truly is more moderate overall but be aware that there are some rocks to navigate. We are “no spring chickens” and... More 

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Noosa Heads
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351 reviews 351 reviews
92 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The walk is over one kilometre but worth the effort with the initial part along side the red cliffs and the river. The scenery as all other scenery in Capitol Reef is beautiful and the autumn colours in November were great

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews 143 reviews
42 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We walked this trail which was supposed to be 1.3 miles(?). It seemed to take forever, going up and down and up and down. However, it was beautiful to see the Hickman Bridge just expect it to take a little longer than you would think.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

our kids did it, great hike opens up to a beautiful view. Along the way there are some smaller arches below that the kids can play in

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London
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146 reviews 146 reviews
91 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Previous to doing this walk my family and I couldn't see the beauty in Capitol Reef (it's a geologist's paradise!), but this walk showed us that it was worth leaving the road and exploring the trials. This shirt hike is not particularly steep or strenuous, but gets you close up to a beautiful arch away from the crowds of arches... More 

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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Worth the walk and you did not have to visit Arches to see an amazing arch. Not a bad hike to get here.

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Syracuse, NY
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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