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The Hickman Bridge Trail

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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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Great little hike

Its 2 miles RT, very short walk from the parking lot. Beautiful canyon and really impressive natural bridge. Do not miss!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Meriliis S
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Parnu, Estonia
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Parnu, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Its 2 miles RT, very short walk from the parking lot. Beautiful canyon and really impressive natural bridge. Do not miss!

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Pleasant View, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this hike first thing in the morning. May be a bit strenuous for some people as there is an incline to get up to the arch. Once there it is beautiful from all angles so for us it was well worth the hike.

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Thank Dianne M
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great hike to this natural beauty. We went mid morning so there was lots of sun ...make sure you bring water and sunscreen. Rocky terrain, little off shoots and the final destinaton is picture perfect.

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Thank KatS65
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too long, not too short and not too difficult. Most of the elevation change is right at the start. The trail makes a loop at the end and then you come back the same way you went out. Worth it to see the trail at the end.

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Thank Megan B
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this trail up mid-day, so it was rather hot, but fun! Some uphill, some downhill, some walking through sand, and some climbs over rocks... all ending with an enormous natural bridge. Take some water & maybe a snack. There are lots of nooks and crannies to climb in for some fun pictures, so have fun!

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Thank Jeffreysgirl2009
kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike is about 1 mile in to the natural bridge. It is a moderate climb but the trail is well maintained with good steps and footing. You would need to be careful if it had rained recently. When you get lost to the bridge there is a loop that goes through the bridge and around the peak to the... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A moderate hike, not too long, ending with a beautiful bridge. Very popular, you'll find plenty of fellow hikers. Take water and a camera. You'll find both very useful. Take your time, your pace and have fun. My 9 years old son loved it too.

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Thank Aburel
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this hike - it was moderately uphill on the way to the bridge, but that also means you get downhill on the way back. The bridge at the end is a neat piece of landscape. You can walk right underneath it, and also walk along the nearby wall to get more perspective in a photo. We did the... More 

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Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike was longer than expected. I think the sign that says 1 mile is missing .9, because it felt more like a two mile hike. But it was well worth it. Be sure to walk the loop under the bridge! Bring a full water bottle and decent hiking shoes. There is plenty of uphill climbing.

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Thank Bill A
Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Relatively easy with amazing scenery. I took soooooo many photos. Definitely hike this!! Bring raincoats or buy cheap ponchos at the visitor center in case of rain (no umbrellas on the trails in case of lightening). Small piles of rocks mark the trails.

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