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Do this trail! It has great incline and lets you loop under the bridge followed by a scenic... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ashley P
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Amarillo, Texas
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58 and Out of Shape - Can Do!

For those of us who spend too much time behind a desk, this is a do-able hike. However, it may be... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MrNjorl
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Maine
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A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Do this trail! It has great incline and lets you loop under the bridge followed by a scenic overlook. Really a nice trail!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Ashley P
Reviewed 4 days ago

For those of us who spend too much time behind a desk, this is a do-able hike. However, it may be the only one you want to do that day. Starts out tough but levels off after 10-15 minutes. Ups and downs for the rest,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MrNjorl
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had limited time in Capitol reef but seemed like Hickman Bridge was the must see and I believe that now that I have seen it. You start with an easy hike next to the river and then uphill, then downhill. Once we were at...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were basically just planning on doing the scenic drive through Capitol Reef to get to Moab for our next major stop in our Grand Circle trip. It was a gorgeous day so we decided to pick one short hike to do in Capitol Reef...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank naturescolors
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Should have done more research before attempting. My companion and I are both seniors with bad wheels. The trail is only 1 mile long but strenuous. Lots of elevation change with many rough cut stairs. We only made it it .3 mile before turning back.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bill A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did all of the Utah national parks in two weeks, and honestly I found this to be the prettiest of all the arches/natural bridges we saw. This hike is a slow uphill grade, so while you are climbing no part of the way is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hickman Bridge Trail is a relatively short hike (1.7 miles round trip) with an elevation gain of 426 feet. The trail is well marked but not smooth and may be somewhat difficult for older folks or young children.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Robert G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These two old guys worked at this one. Short but mostly uphill on this hot afternoon, we chugged along stopping a few times to catch our breath. Saw many other "seniors" on the trail so felt compelled to trudge on. Glad we did because the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ragsdad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hickman Bridge is a must-do for everyone! This is a great trail for all ages - it's relatively flat and only .9 miles to the bridge. The trail has so many different areas- no two parts look the same, which makes it even more fun....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank hayleypl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very vey faded petroglyphs that you really have to look for....not what I expected and would say not worth the stop.

Date of experience: October 2019
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