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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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Henderson, Nevada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We did this hike around 9:00 in the morning and only passed a few hikers. Its a short trail (2 miles r/t) but steep in places. It starts out nicely with a walk 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... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews 90 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The trail is very interesting and you get to see so much more than the natural stone bridge. Great views, wildlife and flora. Not too difficult although the start is a little strenuous. I think it was the best of the walks we did in the park.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This trail was a surprise. Expected to see Hickman Bridge, but the trail was filled with wildflowers and wildlife too. Birds everywhere! The rock formations were spectacular with great views at the top. A bit steep at first, hopping over larger rocks, then a moderate trail there after. Well worth the hike!

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denver
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This hike is less than a mile and the bridge is worth seeing. For more interest on the hike pick up the trail guide at the visitor center or on-line.

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