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The Hickman Bridge Trail

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
+1 435-425-3791
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You Better Hike This

We had very limited time at Capitol Reef National Park, so we chose to do one of the more popular... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TextMeLater
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Columbus, Ohio
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Beautiful Natural Bridge

This is the only hike we had time to do when visiting Capitol Reef, and I am glad this is the one... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CbusTraveler15
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Columbus, Ohio
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A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“moderate hike” (20 reviews)
“hickman bridge” (58 reviews)
“great hike” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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"moderate hike"
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"hickman bridge"
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"great hike"
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"moderate level"
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"short hike"
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"capital dome"
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"beautiful natural"
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"easy hike"
in 13 reviews
"ups and downs"
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"steep sections"
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"mile round trip hike"
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"parking lot"
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"favorite hike"
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"bring lots of water"
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"well worth the effort"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had very limited time at Capitol Reef National Park, so we chose to do one of the more popular hikes here at the park. This is a quick, but very hot hike to a natural rock bridge. Take plenty of water with you as...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the only hike we had time to do when visiting Capitol Reef, and I am glad this is the one we chose. There is a parking lot close next to the trailhead with ample amount of parking. There is also a bathroom you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hike: you should not pass this one by! Easy to do, even for a sea level chubby old woman! I liked the trails even though they had plenty of rocks to climb over: but these rocks made the trail more interesting than a boring...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great hike for kids. Our group had 7 kids from 12-1. The kids found lots of rocks to climb and hide in on the way to the bridge. The one year old was in a pack part of the time, but all...More

Thank Liz S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fairly hard hike with a baby in a backpack, but it was doable. We did it during the middle of the day and it seems like it would have been better if we had gone in the morning when it was cooler....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the Hickman Bridge Trail. It had just rained in Capitol Reef before we go there and the skies had now cleared. The start of the trail was beautiful with the Fremont River flowing in front of us and the towering rock formations in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While Cassidy Arch is magnificent and you can walk on top, Hickman Bridge is viewed from underneath as in the photo. It's massive. This 2 mile round trip is moderate in difficulty but you still should take water with you as it can get hot....More

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Reviewed May 18, 2018

This is a nice and quite big natural bridge and one of the main highlights in Capitol Reef. The hike is easy enough. But to be fair if you are doing Arches in your tour, the arches there are a lot more dramatic that Hickman...More

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

One-mile walk has its ups and downs, mostly the first 1000 feet. Then, it leavens off, giving hikers an opportunity to look around and enjoy the great scenery.

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Hickman Bridge is a 133 ft natural bridge and can be reached by a 1.8 mi/2.4 km roundtrip trail with an elevation change of 400 ft/122 m. The trail is rated moderate, and the trail condition is mixed sand/slickrock. There is a decent-sized parking lot...More

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