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Hickman Bridge Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Torrey, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 426 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

no dogs

Please note that the parking lot for this trail is closed due to COVID 19. The Hickman Natural Bridge trail is a very relaxing and scenic trail in Capitol Reef National Park. A trail brochure - available at the trailhead - points out 17 things to observe along the hike. Notable among these are an indian granary, a small natural bridge called Nels Johnson Bridge, and, of course, Hickman Bridge.

hiking
4 hours ago

Parking lot was open again and it was a lovely hike. Saw 10-15 people and several lizards and one snake, so moderately trafficked. As a previous review said I would call this more easy than moderate.

hiking
no shade
18 hours ago

Definitely think this is more of an easy hike than moderate, but liked it nonetheless! Great views and pleasant trail!

hiking
8 days ago

This hike is closed due to Coronavirus shutdowns. The parking lot is roped off with closed signs and cones blocking the way. Hopefully it will open up soon. I’ve hiked it in the past and it’s a fun little hike. Nice to cool off the feet in the Fremont River before and after this hike.

hiking
17 days ago

This is a pleasant hike the entire family can enjoy. Beautiful landscape and great bridge at the end.

1 month ago

Short little hike. Cool bridge formation at the end. There is a relatively steep incline right at the beginning but it doesn't last very long. I had our three old in the hiking backpack only for the incline and then she walked the rest of the way.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Good views and a lot of fun to hike. Marked well — until a certain point. We ended up off trail a bit and didn’t see the bridge but found an awesome overlook! It’s the journey not the destination

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no shade
rocky
1 month ago

This was a relatively short, moderate hike, and was definitely worth it. Hickman Bridge is pretty spectacular, as good as any of the formations at Arches (except Landscape and Delicate). I saw quite a few kids on the trail, and they seemed to be fine.

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

The trail is uphill for the first half. This trail has very little shade. You don't see Hickman bridge until the very end. The bridge is very impressive. To get the best picture, you need to go off trail down in the gorge. The trail isn't that well marked but look for the areas that have been worn from traffic.

hiking
no shade
rocky
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great, beautiful hike. We did it on 3/10 and it wasn’t crowded at all. Trail is easy to follow. For the most part the hike to the bridge is uphill.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike to a massive bridge/ arch. Small ones along the way. For pictures and information about this trail and more follow me on Instagram @nathan_vanengen

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rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Really great quick hike with a big payout at end with a view. I can see how this would be packed in normal seasonal weather so go now if you don’t like crowds. Beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike good views of the bridge keep to the right at the loop sign for easier trail following

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful. Easy hike

hiking
3 months ago

This was a great, easy 2mi round trip hike. More traffic than the other two we did in the park over the weekend. Great view!

hiking
3 months ago

Did this hike in November. It was my first hike in Capitol Reef and a great, easy introduction to the park!

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Extremely easy trail. You can take your time if you want but even so it's a pretty quick hike. After going up through the arch (unless you do the trail in reverse) there are nice views on the cliffs. Worth it for a quick stop to at least see the bridge, which is absolutely massive.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Crowded and icy but the arch is beautiful

hiking
icy
rocky
scramble
snow
4 months ago

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no shade
5 months ago

short hike. good views.

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

Hickman bridge is very impressive and it’s an easy trail to get there. The trail loops under the bridge. It isn’t marked very well in some spots but not to the point where you can’t figure it out. The trail (and park) was very quiet with not many people.

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