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

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Lovely hike, beautiful views, small parking area

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Arvada, Colorado
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Arvada, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Utah
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12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very pretty hike. Fairly steep climb, not too difficult even for a non-hiker. Do make sure you have water. Arch is definitely worth seeing. Great to sit under it in the shade and take in the majestic scenery before walking the little loop behind it and heading down.

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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was my family's favorite part of our Capitol Reef National Park trip! We did it with 2 adults and a 5 year old and 2 year old. It was hot the day we went and about mid day so we stopped for breaks a lot. The first part of the trail is steep and uphill with stairs to climb.... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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193 reviews 193 reviews
89 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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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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