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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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Great hike for all ages

Great hike with views of the canyon. You can hike to the arch and sit under it. Kids of all ages - young AND old - were on this hike.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great hike with views of the canyon. You can hike to the arch and sit under it. Kids of all ages - young AND old - were on this hike.

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Belton, Missouri
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very pretty views to be had along this hike. Listed as a moderate hike, we found it to be more strenuous. There were lots of stairs and hills both going out to the bridge and coming back. Having said that if you are a reasonably fit person you can do it.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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106 reviews 106 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It is about a mile hike to get to the bride but well worth it. Make sure to have comfortable shoes. Bring some water.

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This trail took my breath away. Kayenta slickrock, lava rocks, ancestral puebloan granary and at the end a wide natural bridge. If you have time for only one short hike in Capitol Reef, go for it. But be ready for a lot of other people on the trail as it is one of the most popular hikes there.

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Well worth the hike...through incredible rock formations. Views of the canyon below are breathtaking; the bridge itself is a wonder. Weathered and eroded rock formations are awe-inspiring. A must see.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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46 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Listed as a moderate hike, we found it a bit more. Beautiful walk thought varied settings with a wonderful approach and passage through the bridge!

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Arvada, Colorado
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The parking area for the Hickman Bridge hike is small and often full. I think this lot may be used by folks accessing the Cohab Canyon and Frying Pan trails on the other side of the road. On my first try to hike this trail (on a Friday afternoon) I couldn't find a parking spot so I returned the next... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I was completely obsensed taking photos on this hike. Along the trail were the strange beautiful looking plants that reminded me of something out of a Dr. Seuss book. They were so cool. I enjoyed the trail as well. It was stunning in and of itself. Once we got to the arch it was amazing. I really enjoyed this entire... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Awe inspiring. We loved the hike to get to the bridge but may not be the best if up hill climbs are a problem for you. What beauty.

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Syracuse, Utah, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Hike wasn't too long, the views were spectacular, and wasn't too busy. It is really dusty and even sandy in parts, so wear good shoes.

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