Hickman Bridge Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Torrey, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
The Hickman Natural Bridge trail is a very relaxing and scenic trail in Capitol Reef National Park. 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.
I was really pleased with the trail, it is easy to navigate and clearly marked. Spent a good hour and a half going through. The trail had very light traffic that I almost had the trail to myself. The Arch located near the turnaround is very beautiful!
Nice easy to follow trail to an amazing arch. Be sure to watch for two small bridges at sign number 13 just off the trail where it gets close to the sandy river bottom. Kids will have a great time in the sand and walking under the bridges. A short break may even make the difference of getting all the way to Hickman Bridge. The trail continues under the bridge and loops back to the same trail near the Bridge.
Lots of ups and downs and a few places the water crosses the trail (yes I was there after a rain storm). Not difficult but some of the ups can be a challenge for a flat lander.
Easy trail well worth the hour it takes to do it. Easiest way to get under a major natural bridge we've seen.
This is a tough one, I would give it a 4.5 stars, I liked it, my wife hated it! which kinda killed the hiking mood that day, I thought it was an enjoyable hike, my wife is a "stair hater" this hike exceeded her stair tolerance. thus her bad mood which unfortunately effects my hike as well, If you don't have time for Cassidy Arch, this is a must do, other wise do them both if you have time! Can get hot, so be prepared!
Great walk. Nice views, short and quiet not as touristy as others I've been on.
I am from Illinois and this trail was pretty hard on the inclines and in the sun. Bring a lot of water! There is so much to see along this trail, but at times it was a little confusing to find the path so we just sort of went the way we thought and it worked out. 7/7/2016
Short, easy hike with a great payoff in the form of a large, long arch. Worthwhile for kids and adults.
Really enjoyed this hike! Did this with my wife and three girls (12,9,7). It is definitely more challenging for the little ones than I expected as there is some good climbing throughout. It is rewarding though to see the bridge at the end. There is a spot on the trail where it was so silent we could only hear the bees. It was very peaceful! Highly recommend this to all who go to Capitol Reef.
Nice hike. Just under 2 miles one way. I would classify this as somewhere between easy and moderate. There's a portion where you climb up and although it got me huffing and puffing, I didn't stop. Just kept going. Might catch a lot of folks by surprise because of the elevation and gain but it's seriously maybe like 10-15 min of a decent climb and then it's pretty nice afterwards. No shade depending on the time of day you go. The trail is very easy to follow and really only one way to get there. Ran the entire way back in less than 15 min.
The bridge is beautiful! Lots of locations to take pictures from to get the right shot.
Went last fall with my 5 kids. It was relatively easy but hot because we were exposed to the sun most of the time. Worth it though!