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The Hickman Bridge Trail

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Address: , Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Description: A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.

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Better than expected and worth the stop.

I hiked this easy/moderate trail with my wife and two daughters (ages 11 and 13). The afternoon before, we drove the scenic loop of Capitol Reef and walked part way along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I hiked this easy/moderate trail with my wife and two daughters (ages 11 and 13). The afternoon before, we drove the scenic loop of Capitol Reef and walked part way along the Grand Wash. Cassidy Arch was to far for us as the day was coming to a close after driving in from Bryce National Park along that amazing byway.... More 

Miami, Florida
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73 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The trail was well maintained; we walked in the evening without sunshine, for the heat was too much. It was still warm, but we were glad to see the bridge only after a short walk. Only a few cars were in a parking lot, but we met only one couple on the way.

Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We arrived at the trail at about 8am and our car was the only one in the parking lot. The beginning includes some moderately challenging climbs, and it was already warm in the sun. The trail can be a bit hard to spot at times. Look for the wooden trail marker posts! The bridge was incredible. It was hard to... More 

Texas, United States
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This one we seen from the top. We took a different hike to see the bridge. You can take this short hike with children or just 1 person. I seen several families take this one. The hike above this one is strenuous and not for smaller children. There is definitely some amazing things to see on these hikes.

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Moderate 1 mile hike to Hickman Bridge. Steep at the beginning but then leveled off a bit. Spectacular views!! If you are in shape for hiking this is a great trail. Well marked and trail was not close to the edge going up (I'm scared of heights)....so, very comfortable hiking it!

Farmingdale, New York
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I don't know about you, but I just love bare rock hiking. The park has great hikes. Hickman bridge can continue to get you even higher up to see amazing views.

Vermont
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Hiked May 4, 2015 - a moderate 2-mile round trip hike. Be aware: I agree that anyone with knee problems should know that the many stone steps can be hard on the knees for some people. I personally did not have any problem going up, but I found the steps hard on my knees coming back down due to the... More 

Lier, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Capitol Reef NP isn’t as crowded as Bryce Canyon, Zion or Arches NP , but short trails tends to be crowded everywhere, especially in late spring, so including this trail. To tackle the crowds we started early in the morning; the additional advantage is that we avoided the heat of the day (and it can be backing warm in CRNP).... More 

Oakville Ontario
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This hike requires some up and downhill hiking on well marked and managed trail. The bridge is worth seeing and the views are lovely.

Titusville
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1,515 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The trail is about a mile form the parking lot to the bridge. It has rock steps a good portion of the beginning for about 400 feet up. Not everyone will enjoy this part. It levels out and then you descend into a sandy trail to a mini-arch which is fun to explore (some have turned back thinking this was... More 

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