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The Hickman Bridge Trail

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
+1 435-425-3791
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On this trip, we've walked monument valley, arches, canyonlands and Bryce, but this walk was by far... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
pretty strenuous and exposed -- bring water and watch the weather - avoid if there is rain in the forcast

Our family of 5 hiked the Hickman Bridge Trail on a Thursday evening in late July. The beginning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Naperville, Illinois
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A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“moderate hike” (17 reviews)
“great hike” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
+1 435-425-3791

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On this trip, we've walked monument valley, arches, canyonlands and Bryce, but this walk was by far my favourite. Its mainly uphill on the way, but it scrambling good fun. After the first bit by the river, you walk down into the canyon, out of...More

Thank jarvo2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 hiked the Hickman Bridge Trail on a Thursday evening in late July. The beginning is a pretty steep climb with some slippery/sandy steps. After the first 1/3rd of the hike the trail is not well marked, plus it was not heavily...More

Thank jskeelz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just finished a trip of the mighty five with a family of four with two teenagers. This was our family's favorite hike at this park. Good challenging hike but all abilities can do it with water and going at your own speed. Not many...More

Thank John R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hike. Lots to see: Fremont River, Native American site, Natural Bridges, caves, wildlife. History of settlement in Capitol Reef interesting. Helped us complete the Mighty 5

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the 'just right' hike. Took us slow folks two hours round trip. Found the hike to be scenic and mildly challenging for us non-hikers. The trail at the end circles around the 'hickman bridge' an amazing site. Generally, we are unable to take...More

1  Thank EMK260
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great walk because you really have to be patient until near the end before you see the bridge. You can sit in its shadow to rest and watch the chipmunks. The walk itself was varied and not that difficult.

1  Thank ndrhome
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good hike for all ages. The kids loved it and set the pace. The rest of us tried to keep up and were grateful for the shade of the arch. A great introduction to the park.

Thank expat326
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first part of the hike is the most demanding part of the hike. It is going up...steps and swing backs...the views are nothing special...so it is easy to get discourage. A lot of the hikers in the first part asked the returning hikers if...More

Thank ArizonaRoadWarrior
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Anything in this park is worth the effort especially the Hickman Bridge Trail. About a three mile hike, between easy and moderate. Bring lots of water

1  Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This is a nice doable hike for most folks. Just a couple of miles and a bit of a climb up and you can find an arch that wasn't 'discovered' until 1940. Footing is easy and there is no scrambling involved. Bring water, wear a...More

Thank Chris L
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