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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Phone Number: 4354253791
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.

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Beautiful, serene

More beautiful views from this trail. It's a moderate level and, in November, still pretty busy. It's a relaxing and serene trail nonetheless.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

More beautiful views from this trail. It's a moderate level and, in November, still pretty busy. It's a relaxing and serene trail nonetheless.

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I combined a bunch of hikes to make a big loop and Hickman Bridge was just a short spur for me and it was fabulous.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trail to Hickman Bridge has some fairly steep sections but the trail is good. Well worth the reward of seeing Hickman Bridge.

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is as good a bridge as you will see in any of the other parks and a most enjoyable hike to get to it. Quite busy but not unbearable . There is no park entrance fee to do this walk as you are outside of the gates . You need to be able to follow little cairns ( small... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband was dubious about the elevation of this hike (although it is listed as one of the easier ones). I persuaded him to accompany me, and he later said it was one of the highlights of our Southwest vacation! Yes, there were steep parts to the trail, but it was well marked and with good footing. Beautiful vistas, especially... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At just over 2 mile loop this is a nice easy walk with a reward of a cool bridge at the end. It feels really off the beaten track and although it's meant to be the most popular walk, early in the day (10ish) we had it to ourselves. At over 130ft long it's an impressive site.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hike is right off the main highway going through Capitol Reef National Park. There is a parking lot and toilet facilities at the trail head. The hike is not difficult, with the steepest part of the hike at the very beginning. It is about a mile to the Bridge, and the scenery is worth every step! The area you... More 

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Center Valley, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My wife and I hiked this trail while visiting Capitol Reef NP as part of a five-park hiking trip through Utah in October 2016. This was a rather simple hike; what made it “moderate” was the elevation change. That said, that change was not so dramatic as to be a struggle and we enjoyed the trip along with other families,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The Hickman Bridge trail was one of the highlights of my recent trip to Capitol Reef National Park. This nearly 2 mile hike is mostly exposed with little shade, but still worth it. My boyfriend and I did the loop trail, which consisted of going under the bridge and heading left back to where you started. We took a short... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

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

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