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“moderate hike”(26 reviews)
“hickman bridge”(61 reviews)
“great hike”(21 reviews)
A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Within this marvelous national park the easiest hike to a wonderful natural bridge. Don’t skip it ehile being there!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Edit R
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Good trail to follow; wear good footwear. Take camera! You can pick up trail maps at the Visitor Center.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terri J
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

1 mile trail for one way. It’s easy hike with kids but pets are prohibited in this park. Get your camera and action...

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Umutguzel
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We experienced the trail as fairly easy and well marked, but drove three times to the place in the hope of finding a parking slot for our 24ft RV. Even after 16H00 the small car park was full but we were lucky to get a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank nordlysMH
Reviewed November 4, 2018

It was a bright clear mid-October morning, so we decided to skip breakfast hoping to get to Hickman’s Bridge before others as we prefer people less photos. Alas we weren’t early enough and had to patiently wait for the posers to move on. For two...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TourerSussex
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Perfect trail for views, places to jumps and climb and the looming arch. Not too long for children or older adults.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bev M
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We only had 3/4 of a day at Capitol Reef, and based on reviews, this was the one real hike that we did and it was worth it. The climb was just some at the beginning. It has a nice desert feel for most of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bchard78
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the popular hikes to do at Capitol Reef and can get crowded. Luckily I went during shoulder season and it wasn’t bad at all around 10:30am. This hike is labeled as moderate but I think after the initial series of switchbacks,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank sunnyore
Reviewed October 11, 2018

This is a 2 mile round trip hike with about 400 feet of elevation, leading to views of a 133-foot arch or bridge. The main trail is one-way, but at the end of it there’s a small loop trail that will take you through the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travelerfromsj
Reviewed October 6, 2018

This is a very well traveled trail. There is some altitude gained which makes it a little challenging, but worth the views.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dan D
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