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The Hickman Bridge Trail

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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Phone Number: 4354253791
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.

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Great hike

Moderate hike, at the end of the loop a great landscape view perfect for pictures. The arch is worth the climb.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Tanith H

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Moderate hike, at the end of the loop a great landscape view perfect for pictures. The arch is worth the climb.

Thank Tanith H
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we stopped to have a look at the sign we didn't expect we would have walked for 2 miles discovering a beautiful trail in the middle of nowhere. It was a really nice walk, not too complicated, not many people around so we took very nice pictures as well. And the view you get once you reach the Bridge... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike is great for kids, especially if you bring a picnic. There is a parking lot that you can park at (wait for a spot if you need to). The hike is initially steep, but not for very long. Once you have taken the path up the hill it evens out and there are many sandy, shady areas to... More 

Thank D C
Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice trail with plenty of ups, downs and even a little water to cross here and there. Hiked alone and had an enjoyable time. Didn't make the loop as my hiking buddy was waiting in the car.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As with all the trail heads in this NP there is limited parking and the trails are very busy. This is a popular short hike to a large natural bridge which most people without disability should be able to walk.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hikers on this trail can be seen from the road. The first part involves walking under the cliff face where there are warnings not to stand still due to potential rock fall. The guide rates it as a moderate walk which on the whole it is but there are some steep bits. About three quarters of the way up, on... More 

Thank Lesley C
Whitewater, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The arch is beautiful and well worth the hike to get there but be forewarned that the hike feels much longer than the actual distance. This hike is very steep and if you are not in decent condition, you will feel every bit of this hike. Make sure to bring lots of water and plan on taking several breaks.

Thank Jarvis R
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you start the Cohab Canyon Trail from the trailhead near Gifford House, you can easily combine it with the Hickman Bridge trail. About midway to the arch be on the lookout for the cave with a sunroof. It's like a "little arch". If you've been to Arches National Park, the Hickman Bridge is probably going to be a bit... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail ended up being over two miles long. We were expecting a trail of less than one mile but apparently this was the one park where the listing was for one way. Gets very treacherous in parts. My husband fell twisting his ankle and getting scraped up. Nice natural bridge though and good view of capital dome.

Thank Eva P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

No need to prepare yourself for a half day hiking. Take your time because it is not so far but the trail goes up and down.

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