Explore the most popular trail running trails in Capitol Reef National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice fairly easy hike with some great views along the way. The bridge was beautiful and you get to hike right through it.

hiking
15 days ago

This was a great hike. The beginning of the trail is where you gain all of the elevation. The trail loops under the bridge which is gorgeous. Probably the best "bang for your buck" hike in the park.

Great short trail. If you get to Capitol Reef and don't have a ton of daylight left, this is your hike!

Can be heavy traffic, but plenty of alone places when you get near the top.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is short and sweet and right off the roadway. While it was a quick intro to Capitol reef, it seemed like the real heart of the park was to the west of this area—wish we had chosen something among the deep red rock formations. The trailhead was busy with less-seasoned hikers, so I would consider this more of a tourist stop than a real hike.

hiking
1 month ago

A very enjoyable hike starting out as a ramble along the Fremont River and orchards and then climbing up to a beautiful view of the fold and Fruita.

hiking
1 month ago

Decent hike. Good destination. Easy hike compared to Cassidy Arch.

Great trail! Took my two boys(6 and 4) with us. 6 year old didn't have any issues but the 4 year old struggled in the begining. Midway there is some interesting things to check out. the natural bridge is breathtaking and you should sit and enjoy it before heading back.

This is a perfect trail for kids, it’s busy, very easy, and the bridge is amazing.

Confusing trail, but pretty neat. You feel like you are on a different planet. The hike is up hill 60% of the time, but not too bad. Keep an eye open for all the sites along the trail (arches) there are also many different features that might trick you in to thinking you found the Hickman Bridge. This feature is enormous, you will know when you get to it.

hiking
2 months ago

Such a good trail. First half has a few switchbacks with some elevations gain but the bridge is amazing. We went around 8:30 AM on a Thursday and we only saw about four people. Would highly recommend.

The most popular trail in a not very busy park. Once you get to the part of the trail that loops, make sure to go right in a counter clockwise direction to get the most stunning approach

walking
3 months ago

Really easy trail - the only dog friendly one at the park. I went here in February, the temperature was in the 40s, but was warm in the sun. Because it was off-season it wasn't crowded - in fact I was the only one there (on the trail).

The park is beautiful - worth seeing. I wish I had camped out there or got a cabin and did some more trails.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike to see a natural bridge in a beautiful National Park! It didn't take too long, but the first part to Hickman Bridge was all gain. After that part, the rest is fairly easy. Worth the heat if you go mid-day in late June!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike, had a great vantage point to watch the sunset from. We also had good views of some of the rock formations that inspired them to name the park after capitol buildings.

5 months ago

Worth the walk!

hiking
6 months ago

This is a quick easy hike. It was the busiest trailhead we saw in the park.

hiking
6 months ago

Great short hike.

Very busy but short and nice

The steep climb is fun. Stopped to pick fruit in the orchards on the way back.

Short but beautiful.

hiking
7 months ago

Great, short trail

Easy nice Hike.

This was a fun and relatively easy hike. Our teenage kids liked it and the view was nice. If your looking for a nice little adventure do this hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Definitely worth your time. Hike past the arch for a little more adventure. Good scramble just past the arch up to the rim.

Saw a cute chipmunk!

hiking
10 months ago

Great hiking. Not much shade in the first part. Neat little cave with skylights. Can walk through the arch... amazing view!!

hiking
10 months ago

A mostly easy hike to a signature natural bridge in Utah. The hardest parts were the switchbacks, so make sure you're prepared to gain lots of elevation in the first portion. The bridge is absolutely incredible.

Easy hike. Enjoyed the views.

hiking
10 months ago

Very easy trail - but, if you're just passing through the park this is close to the visitors center. You get views along the way of what the park can offer with a very cool bridge, keep going a little bit around the bridge to get some great pictures (can see paths that others have taken to go off trail a bit). This NP has bridges and Arches NP has the arches....arches are much more freestanding. Great park, not large as the case with most in Utah. They are all incredible, despite their size.

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