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

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Nice hike.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Lier, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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 

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Oakville Ontario
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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.

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Titusville
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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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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Hickman Bridge trail is not as colorful as some of the trails South of Hwy 24, but it is relatively short and easy.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Beautiful trail with great views ! It takes a bit less than 2 hours but it is not for everyone ! My wife , who has a problem with a knee started it but had to give up after 30 minutes because of the steepness of the climb ! There are much easier treks in this Park and as interesting... More 

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Ocala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Amazing hike but not one that takes too long. Probably an hour round trip. Well worth it to take this hike.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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Address: Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Capitol Reef National Park

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