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The Hickman Bridge Trail

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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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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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An at the beginning middle streniuos uphill hike will lead you to the very impressive Hickman Bridge. It's one of the best hikes in the Capitol Reef National Park and if you have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An at the beginning middle streniuos uphill hike will lead you to the very impressive Hickman Bridge. It's one of the best hikes in the Capitol Reef National Park and if you have 1 - 2 hours to spare - do it!! It's a great photographing/filming location. If you travel with a car you have to be early at the... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Hickman Bridge Trail is a nice two mile hike, but I wouldn't call it a "must do". I've been to a large number of national parks and this trail is a bit on the ordinary side. It does take you to a nice view of the Hickman bridge, but other than that it isn't anything special. I guess I'll... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

There's a modest parking lot that starts as the trailhead for this trail east of the Visitor Center on Route 24. There are a few pit toilets here as well. The trail itself is for the most part an out-and-back trail, with a loop around the bridge area. From the parking lot to the bridge is approximately one mile. The... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

You start this lovely walk along a gushing river, with the Capitol Dome in the distance. A moderate walk of a couple of miles, you wind up through fields of black volcanic rock. The trail is well maintained and easy to hike. When you get to the arch that is Hickman's bridge, you can walk under and around it to... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The Hickman Bridge Trail is probably the most popular hike in Capitol Reef. It's rated moderate due to a 400+ feet elevation change, but is well worth the effort. We visited in mid November and the weather was excellent - very mild. Capitol Reef is probably the least visited of the UT national parks and in November you essentially have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

More beautiful views from this trail. It's a moderate level and, in November, still pretty busy. It's a relaxing and serene trail nonetheless.

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I combined a bunch of hikes to make a big loop and Hickman Bridge was just a short spur for me and it was fabulous.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The trail to Hickman Bridge has some fairly steep sections but the trail is good. Well worth the reward of seeing Hickman Bridge.

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This is as good a bridge as you will see in any of the other parks and a most enjoyable hike to get to it. Quite busy but not unbearable . There is no park entrance fee to do this walk as you are outside of the gates . You need to be able to follow little cairns ( small... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

My husband was dubious about the elevation of this hike (although it is listed as one of the easier ones). I persuaded him to accompany me, and he later said it was one of the highlights of our Southwest vacation! Yes, there were steep parts to the trail, but it was well marked and with good footing. Beautiful vistas, especially... More 

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