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The Hickman Bridge Trail

Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.
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Meridian, Idaho
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The trail is great and it is beautiful. It is a must do for the day traveler. The trail has lots of alltitude changes and very little flat areas. A great hike for a couple of hours. My advise is to avoid the middle of the day. The sun is brutal

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Zurich, Switzerland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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369 reviews 369 reviews
102 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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
60 helpful votes 60 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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