Hickman Bridge Trail

EASY 77 reviews

Hickman Bridge Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Torrey, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
501 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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.

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7 days ago

3/10 Difficulty. Unbelievable, I suggest continue on to Rim Overlook, my favorite hike in all of utah. Its like Mars and its breathtaking in all directions, everystep of the way.

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12 days ago

It's a short .9-1 mile trail up to the Bridge. You will ascend close to 400 feet total when it's all said and done. The first .5 mile has the most gain, and really isn't bad at all. If you have any fear of heights, the only bad part is by the first switch back section. It's really not bad. My wife, who is deadly afraid of heights made it through just fine. The trail consists of a well worn obvious pathway all the way to the bridge. There is a spot just before the bridge that has some cairns marking the way. Make sure to bring water with you, and don't be fooled by the short distance. It gets very hot in this area.

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21 days ago

Rated 'easy' but I would consider this a moderate trail due to all the climbing. Midway up was the best spot to take a panoramic pic. Not as scenic as other Utah park hikes.

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27 days ago

underwhelmed!

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28 days ago

Great hike, pretty cool views for the difficulty, especially underneath the arch.

1 month ago

With varied views of many interesting rock formations and open vistas, this short easy trail never gets boring for a second. Definitely one of my all-time favs.

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1 month ago

Our kids loved this trail (3 kids 5 and under). We hiked about the same distance on the Grand Wash trail the day before, but they seemed to have more energy and asked to be carried less even though there was more elevation gain on this hike. Probably because the trail had a little more variety to keep their interest.

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2 months ago

Very nice short hike through a fantastic landscape and to a very nice arch. Absolutely worth it.

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2 months ago

Spectacular arch! The hike is a bit strenuous at the start but mellows out. Saw a number of little kids who seemed to be doing OK.