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The Hickman Bridge Trail

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
+1 435-425-3791
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I gave up

Not an easy hike. Labeled moderate but I thought I'd give it a try. Starts right off with up and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue M
Geneva, New York
via mobile
Short trail to a great bridge!

The Hickman Natural Bridge is very cool. The hike is a little steep but not too long and you go... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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A two-mile hike roundtrip leading to an arch.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

Not an easy hike. Labeled moderate but I thought I'd give it a try. Starts right off with up and up. Came to a path that was flat but realized a ways down was more up. I'm sure it is as beautiful as everything else...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Hickman Natural Bridge is very cool. The hike is a little steep but not too long and you go right underneath the bridge. Highly recommend, but do in the morning during summer because there is very little shade.

Thank turbotrevor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bridge is neat. The trail is uphill. You gain 350' in elevation. Takes about 45 minutes to get there and 20 to get back. It is an exposed hike, so do it when it is cool or bring lots of water

Thank superiorshores
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a popular trail, even in hot weather, partly from the amenities of immediate parking, men/women restrooms, and the refreshing, swift-moving Fremont River hugging the trail head. The restrooms are a nice feature, although somehow both units became locked from the inside, causing certain...More

Thank emc314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last time we did this hike it was baking hot and quite hard work but this time we were blessed with mostly cloud and even a cooling shower. The hike up starts quite strenuously having to step up over a large random stone "staircase". Luckily...More

Thank mike551721
Reviewed 12 August 2017 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 11 August 2017

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 9 August 2017 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 9 August 2017 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 7 August 2017

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
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